On-Line Groups (updated November 19, 2015)
Social Media Groups
For information on Public Relations & Marketing or Social Media Channels for the society, please contact the individuals listed below. To download a copy of the AIS Marketing Handbook for ideas for your club, region, section or cooperating society, click here
Whether you’re connected to the AIS as one of its Regions, Affiliates, Sections or Cooperating Societies, and/or looking for information on how to help the Society or make a connection, we want to hear from you.
To connect to one of our social media groups click on the icons on to the right;
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E-mail lists are on-line interactive discussion groups. The groups listed here are centered around the discussion of iris and iris related topics. You must, in most cases, join the group to post messages and participate in the discussion. All of the lists and chats are free to join. Most of them have archives and some of the archives are open to the public
While none of the groups are directly sponsored by AIS many of the participants are AIS members. Non-AIS members are quite welcome too. Many of the E-mail lists are on Yahoo!Groups. By following the links provided you will be outside of the AIS website.
How the E-mail lists work: A list is composed of subscribers or members. A member e-mails either a new message or a reply to a previous posting to the special list posting e-mail address. The central list server receives this message and then automatically broadcasts the e-mail message to all the members of that list.
Some lists are more active than others so the volume of list e-mail you may receive will vary depending on the group. Some people that belong to a number of lists use filters on their e-mail program to manage the flow of e-mail to their in-box (to set this up see the help area of your own particular e-mail program). These filters can auto-sort the e-mails on arrival into separate in-box sub-folders so you can keep all your messages from each group organized.
It is important to remember that when you post a message to a list that you are talking to a large group of people. It is good form to compose your message with this in mind as well as keeping to the topic of the list. Messages that are of a personal nature and/or of interest to only one other specific member should be transmitted privately to that other party. Otherwise the group members would like to hear what you have to say!
Many of the groups have evolved into nicely functioning virtual communities with all the members having a common thread of interest. It's enjoyable interactive fun and you can always learn something new on your favorite topic.
How to join an E-mail List: To join a list follow the indicated link in the E-mail List Groups information provided below for the group of your interest. Then just follow the specific joining instructions provided at that website.
Additionally, current list members may use the links below useful for quick entry into the various lists to read the current discussions on-line and access all the facilities provided by each list.
N.B. Please note that in following any of the links below you will be transferred outside of the AIS website. A word to the wise: As these are e-mail lists and often viruses or the like are transmitted by e-mail you must ensure that you have adequate anti-virus protection prior to moving into these forums. More details available at the end of this page.
Email List Groups
AIS-eRobins E-MAIL LIST
Robin E-MAIL LIST
Aril Robin E-MAIL
Space Age Robin E-MAIL
Friday night iris chats are
held on Austnet. For a list of Austnet servers closest to you go to: www.dal.net the chat room in named Iris-l
The chats are organized by John Jones. If you have questions, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (510) 795-9723.
A little friendly advice: Anti-virus protection is every home computer users sole responsibility. Protect your computer and do not inadvertently become the author of your own misfortune. Unfortunately, computer viruses are a fact of life; past, present and future. Make sure you have one of the most current anti-virus programs installed on your computer. Make sure you have the latest virus definitions updates added to your program (and even a brand new product out of the box needs updating). These new updates are issued very frequently, sometimes daily/weekly. These updates are usually provided free and some anti-virus programs can be set to update themselves automatically. Continue to do new updates frequently. Also importantly, make sure that your anti-virus program always running and is providing full time protection.
There are several commercial sources for good virus dection programs as well as several free programs available on the web.
Finally, although you should be aware that most viruses are transmitted through e-mails, there is no a need to be overly paranoid about e-mails or the internet but please be informed of the fact that a good quality, current version, fully updated anti-virus program should be considered an absolute necessity. Get it, install it and keep it updated before you have a virus problem or issue. Then chances are very high you will NOT have an issue to contend with! We wish you a happy iris experience both electronically and in the garden!
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