Joining the Google group
Why do we need a page dedicated to joining a Google Group?
Because Google apparently has a very different idea of 'obvious' than most people. Read on.
If you are relatively new to the group or have an email address that we might not recognize, please include a simple message to let us know you are legitimate. Something like 'I just moved to town and want to throw a disc around' is enough.
You will get an automated response but you then need to follow a link 'Join this group' to a webpage and then click 'join request' there.
Send an email to this link to let the admins know you tried to join.
Google groups is broken so it currently doesn't inform admins of new member requests.
Include your message here also, since there is sometimes an issue with the message not showing up in the request itself.
Wait for a confirmation email that your request has been approved.
Be sure to check your spam folder.
Visit the group and set up your account.
In the left sidebar select 'My membership settings'.
On this page you can choose your display name and redirect mail delivery to another account (in case you don't check your gmail account often).
Most importantly, set 'Subscription' to something other than 'No email' which is the default (we can't control the default; Google assumes you will join a group and never want to hear from them again). Since traffic is pretty light, it is safe to set this to 'Each email' so you get email in a timely manner.