Administrative FAQ

Q: How do I subscribe to Brin-L?

A: Try the "SUBSCRIBE" button in the menu. Alternatively, you can subscribe by sending a blank e-mail to

PLEASE NOTE: Due to some problems on Topica's side, it is currently not possible to subscribe through the Subscribe Page of this website — it would take you to the Topica website and let you create an account, but after that Brin-L is nowhere to be found. Subscribing by e-mail works fine, though.

Q: How do I change my subscription settings?

A: Log in at the Topica Exchange Login Page. Depending on your settings, you will either be taken to the Topica Homepage or to your My Topica Page. If you get the Topica Homepage, click on "my topica" in the bar at the top of the page to go to your My Topica Page. Once there, click on "Brin-L" under "Lists You've Joined" to go to the Subscription Options Page.

Note: This will only work if you have registered with Topica. If you haven't, you will have to ask the listowner to change the settings for you.

Q: Is this a moderated list?

A: Yes and no. The List in general is not moderated; messages you send to the list will be sent to all subscribers immediately. Only new subscribers have their first few posts moderated, to protect Brin-L against spammers. The fact that Brin-L is otherwise not moderated doesn't mean that spamming, flame wars, personal attacks and other questionable behaviour will be tolerated, though. See the Etiquette Guidelines for more information.

Q: Can I receive the list messages in Digest Mode (multiple messages combined into one big e-mail)?

A: Yes. At your Subscription Options Page you can select how you wish to read your e-mail: Individual Messages, Digest or Webmail.

Q: Can I send attachments with my messages?

A: No.

Q: Who owns this list, and how do I contact that person?

A: This list is owned by Jeroen van Baardwijk. You can contact him at

Q: How do I submit information to the Member Profiles Section?

A: If you want to share information about yourself (pictures, a short biography, or anything else about yourself that you'd like to share), submit that information to

Q: How do I unsubscribe from Brin-L?

A: You can either unsubscribe by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link on your Subscription Options Page, or by sending a blank e-mail to Should you choose to unsubscribe, the List Owner would appreciate to hear from you why you decided to leave; please contact him at

Q: I have a question that isn't answered in this FAQ. Now what?

A: If you didn't find an answer to your list-related question, ask the List Owner. Submit your question to and he'll get back to you as soon as possible.