Please note that the Kansas City Freecycle group located at groups.yahoo.com/group/kcfreecycle/ shut its doors on July 24, 2010. This page, formerly hosted on www.kcfreecycle.org, appears here for archival purposes only.
Joining Kansas City Freecycle
Below you can find a copy of the “application” that pending members must return to the KC Freecycle moderators before being admitted into the group.
When you request membership to KC Freecycle*, Yahoo sends a copy of the application to the email address that you requested membership with.** If you did not receive the application for whatever reason, you can refer to the document below. Simply follow the instructions contained within the application, and you will be admitted to the group within 48 hours.
Please note that Yahoo auto-expires pending membership requests after two weeks. When this happens, you’ll receive a “final notice”, again auto-sent by Yahoo. If this happens, don’t despair! Simply request membership a second time, return the application right away, and we will approve your membership request; OR return the application and we will send an invite via Yahoo to your email address. Either way, a “final notice” does not mean that you’ve missed your chance to join the group!
Please also note that a simple reply is not enough – you must answer the four questions below! Failure to do so will result in the rejection of your membership request.
FYI: Be sure to replace the [at] in the email addresses below with @ – otherwise they won’t work!
Please and thank you!
* You can request membership by doing one of the following:
1 – Visit groups.yahoo.com/group/kcfreecycle/ and click on the “Join” button; or
2 – Send a blank email to kcfreecycle-subscribe [at] yahoogroups.com
** Please be sure to return the application using the email address you requested membership with. Otherwise, we won’t know who you are!
Please read the email below and send the completed application to the following email addresses:
Simply copy the above email block and paste it in the “to” line of your email reply, replacing the “[at]” with “@”.
The reason? Email sent to the main moderator email address, kcfreecycle-owner [at] yahoogroups.com, is forwarded to each individual moderator by Yahoo. Because Yahoo is having some trouble with their system, not every email sent to kcfreecycle-owner [at] yahoogroups.com is reaching the moderators. If you want your membership to be approved in a timely manner, please send your reply to ALL FOUR email addresses included above. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!
IMPORTANT: A simple reply is not enough – you must answer the four questions below! Failure to do so will result in the rejection of your membership request.
Thank you for your interest in KC Freecycle! We’d love to have you as a member, but we ask that you first answer the following questions for us.
Hint: the answers are to be found in the List Rules (www.kcfreecycle.org/rules) & Netiquette (www.kcfreecycle.org/netiquette/), which we ask that you read before participating in the group. You are responsible for reading and adhering to them!
1. Please provide your zip code (home or work).
2. Please give us an example of an item that is prohibited to offer or request on KC Freecycle.
3. If you were posting an offer of fabric scraps on KCF what would the subject header of your post look like?
4. How often may members post a wanted message?
Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Ann, Craig, Debra, Shelly & Susan, KCF List Moderators &
Kelly & Shane, KCF List Owners
kcfreecycle-owner [at] yahoogroups.com
PS – Please check out the List Rules (www.kcfreecycle.org/rules) & Netiquette (www.kcfreecycle.org/netiquette/) before participating in the group. You are responsible for reading and adhering to them!
Copies will also be sent to your email address once your membership is approved.
Last updated 7/26/10