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Online Discussion Groups

Atheist Community of Austin hosts a handful of email discussion groups on Yahoo. Participation is free in these groups. Please read carefully to be sure that you subscribe to the correct lists. We recommend getting a Yahoo identity and associating your subscription with that identity, though it is not strictly necessary to do so.

These lists are the property of the Atheist Community of Austin, and we maintain our right to block anyone at any time. Subscribers who display consistently rude and/or disruptive behavior, or who frequently post messages that are off-topic, may be removed from the mailing list with or without warning. Removing people is at the sole discretion of the moderator. Although we try to be fair about this, retribution against rude people may be swift and arbitrary. To contact the moderator of the Yahoo groups, you can do so through our contacts page.

If you feel that you have been removed from the list unfairly, you may appeal the matter by appearing at one of our weekly meetings.

Lists open to all atheists

These groups are for discussion on atheist topics by non-theists.  Please note that these discussion groups are for non-theists only.   They were created for atheists who are weary of the god-no god debate and wish to move on to atheist-specific discussions.  If you post messages to these groups arguing for the existence of god, against the validity of evolution, etc., you will be asked to move the discussion to ask-list, which is the appropriate forum for those topics; if you continue to post on such topics after being asked not to, you will be barred from posting.

To join, click one of the groups on the left column and follow the instructions. To post a message, click the appropriate posting addresses, or just send email to the address shown.

Group/Subscribe Posting Address Description
atheist-list atheist-list@yahoogroups.com

General discussion about issues relating to atheism. The majority of net-savvy ACA members subscribe to this list. There are about 300 people on this list from all over the world.

Due to a high volume of spam in the past, this group requires approval for membership. Don't be put off by this; just send a short message when you join the group and state that you are an atheist, and you'll be approved within a day or two.


Lists for ACA members

These groups are intended for ACA members. Most require ACA membership to participate. If your ACA membership lapses, you might be dropped from the list.

To join, click one of the groups on the left column and follow the instructions. To post a message, click the appropriate posting addresses, or just send email to the address shown.

Group/Subscribe Posting Address Description
aca_membersonly aca_membersonly@yahoogroups.com

For discussion about ACA group specific issues and topics.

This list is only open to ACA members, but you must subscribe yourself. Joining this group requires approval by the moderator. State your name and the fact that you are an ACA member when you subscribe.

atheist-board atheist-board@yahoogroups.com

This list is only open to ACA members who have an active interest in the running of the ACA. Postings on this list concern official ACA business and interaction with(in) the board. Joining this group requires approval by the moderator. State your name and the fact that you are an ACA member when you subscribe. Note that it is possible to contact the President & Vice President through our contacts page.

aca_darkflow aca_darkflow@yahoogroups.com For the Dark Flow women's interest group announcements and discussion.
atheist-experience atheist-experience@yahoogroups.com For members of the TV crew, or people who would like to get involved with the show.
atheist-social atheist-social@yahoogroups.com Forum for the ACA social activities committee to discuss plans and events.
atheist-singles atheist-singles@yahoogroups.com Forum for single members to meet and talk.
atheist-gamers atheist-gamers@yahoogroups.com Discussion and plans for "Godless Gamers", meeting Monday nights at Russell and Ginny's house. (Note that this event is currently suspended.)

Lists for theists and atheists to interact

To join, click one of the groups on the left column and follow the instructions. To post a message, click the appropriate posting addresses, or just send email to the address shown.

Group/Subscribe Posting Address Description
ask-an-atheist ask-an-atheist@yahoogroups.com This is a group for discussion between atheists and believers. We created it for the numerous Christians who approached our site with questions for and about atheists and atheism. Everyone is welcome to participate, however, we ask that participants remember that this is an atheist-host group. If you are offended by atheists or atheism please do not join.

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