The list is generally used for fan discussions, with news and other info occasionally passed on from Stephen and his management. The list is fully automated and you can choose to receive every individual email sent to it or a regular bundled "digest" of recent emails.
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Alternatively, you can subscribe via email. To find out how, send an email with a subject line of "help" to firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll then receive an email with the full instructions. If you don't want to be flooded with email you'll need to specify the digest option when you subscribe. If it's all too confusing and you need assistance, send an email to the human administrators at email@example.com.
Traffic varies between 1 email per day to 1 email per week, depending on whether Stephen is currently touring or whatever. The list is a "closed" list in that only subscribers can post to it and access the archives. Your email address will be kept private, visible to other list members only when you send a posting.
Stephen used the list to gather feedback about which tracks should appear on the PPPPP&K compilation and the complete Jane trilogy was added after our suggestions. Occasionally I get all generous and give away stuff.
This list is used to post news and announcements from Stephen. If you want to keep in touch with what Stephen is up to (eg. upcoming gigs) but have no interest in reading or joining fan discussions, subscribe to this list. All information posted to Torch is also posted to The Big Room so you don't need to join both if you want to read fan discussions. To subscribe, use this page:
Due to the one-way nature of the list, Torch generates minimal traffic.
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