LUG Services

For those of you involved in IBM i oriented Local User Groups (LUGs), offers some free services that you might like to take advantage of …

Mailing lists

You can request two types of mailing lists …

  1. A simple announcement list to broadcast meeting information & other important bits to your membership. This type of list is being used with great success by The Omni User and the Washington Area Midrange users group (WAM). These lists are usually named ‘<lug name>’.
  2. Private discussion mailing lists for small organizing groups in your LUG … your BOD, annual tech conference organizing committee, etc. These lists are usually named ‘<lug name>-<committee name>’.

To utilize this service, contact me and I can get it setup. Once the list(s) is setup, I’ll provide you with a URL for the list administrative interface and a password. You then import your membership email roster into the list and you’re ready to go.

As with all hosted mailing lists, no subscriber lists will ever be sold or distributed to a third party for any reason.

I can host up to three lists for each LUG for free. If you need more than three lists, let me know and we can discuss it.

Banner Ads

The banner ad serving offer falls into two categories …

  1. Regular meetings.
  2. Special events.

For both types of advertising campaigns, you just need to provide me with a 468×60 and/or a 300×250 banner ad that advertises your user group or event, a target URL, and (optionally) the geographic region you cover.

Examples of banners used by the Toronto User Group (TUG) can be found here and here.

User group directory’s wiki site has a directory of user groups.  It can be found at  Consider adding your group (or updating your group if it’s already there).

If you would like to utilize either of these services for your LUG, feel free to contact me at ‘’.

2 Replies to “LUG Services”

  1. Hi David,
    You recently tweeted Bruce Guetzkow a director with our group about posting banners on your site. He passed it along to me and I have put together two banners both of the 320×250 size. One covers our annual technical conference and the other covers our next monthly meeting for October.

    We very much appreciate the offer to host the banners. I will wait to hear from you for further instructions on how to deliver them.


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