Anyone on the list can send a message to the whole group. Replies just go to the originator, unless you tell your mail program to reply-all. Then the whole group will receive the message.
Additionally there is another similar international email list, but with more of a discussion group flavor because replies go to the whole group by default.
The NWSSA sponsored discussion email list has subscribers mostly in western US and Canada. There are usually over 250 members, mostly people you may have met at one of our symposiums. You can send out an announcement, ask a question, or just make a comment. We are a friendly crowd, even if there isn't much traffic on the list, though sometimes there is a flurry of messages. You don't have to be a member of the association to join. Anyone involved in stone sculpting is welcome (excepting spammers of course).
What happens then:
To unsubscribe from NWSSA, get a password reminder, or change your subscription options, go to the subscriber administration page.
Stone Conversations is an email discussion group sponsored by About Stone. About Stone is an international, non-commercial, information and contact resource for people who work with natural stone.
The discussion group can get lively and usually has posts every day or two, with occassional lulls. Nice mix of knowlegable insights and friendly exchange. From their site:
Conversations is an open email discussion group -- the only place on the Internet which brings together people who work with stone from different countries, cultures and endeavours. Our international membership includes sculptors, carvers, stonemasons, architects, geologists, quarry workers, artisans, students, professionals -- all learning from each other. The main focus of discussion is stone as a physical material (eg: comparative properties, geological formation, methods, tools, techniques) but also as a component of our working lives (eg: quarries, suppliers, markets, workshops, training), and as a material with cultural connotations (eg: landscapes, architecture, art). We invite everyone who works with stone, whether by hand, eye or imagination,
It is easy to subscribe to this discussion group at the hosting site Freelists website. Enter your email address. Select subscribe. Click "go".