newsletter website forum

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David Derer

Guest
Creating, printing and mailing a newsletter is huge work. Especially
unpaid volunteer work. Perhaps its time to look at The Club to sponsor a
forum style web site like www.metalmeet.com has. Anyone can create a
thread. Lots of room for pictures, how tos, stories etc. Parts of web
can still be managed by the editor-like close up with owners articles,
etc. Should be interlinked with Club Website thus making for a very
interactive site. I am just glad I am not in Eds shoes! And I hope he is
recovering from what got him down. Later Dave the -2 degree Wave
 
M

Mike Israel

Guest
<table><div style="font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:14pt"><div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">I actually created two web bulletin boards a couple years ago. One is still running at
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">http://amphicar770.com/forums/
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">Both had all of the features Dave talks about.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">I received a lot of feedback when I asked people to try the two forums and decide if we should migrate the Yahoogroup to one of them. While there were some strong voices in support of moving, the OVERWHELMING majority of people wanted to keep it in Yahoogroups. The main reason for this was related to the one big shortcoming of popular forum sytems. They do not allow all individual or daily messages to be delivered / replied to / or posted via email, A large percentage of amphicar-lovers subscribers opt for the email delivery rather than having to go on line and see what is new. I actually built a bridge between yahoogroup and the web forum but 98% of users still opted for Yahoogroup. This was after spending lots of time and $$$ for the software, additional image library modules, hosting, etc.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">It had also been suggested that we might run both the forum and the yahoo group. Again, feedback was that doing so would break up the amphicar community into competing silos.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">Being that I am still not working, I can get the two forums up and running again soon. If you want to check out the running one just visit http://amphicar770.com/forums/
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">As in the past, I do not care if I keep the list on Yahoo or move it to a web forum. However, I will lean toward whatever the majority deems most useful.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">Mike
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<div style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 5px 0px 5px 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">----- Original Message ----
From: David Derer <dmd@essex1.com>
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2007 9:37:08 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] newsletter website forum


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Creating, printing and mailing a newsletter is huge work. Especially
unpaid volunteer work. Perhaps its time to look at The Club to sponsor a
forum style web site like www.metalmeet. com has. Anyone can create a
thread. Lots of room for pictures, how tos, stories etc. Parts of web
can still be managed by the editor-like close up with owners articles,
etc. Should be interlinked with Club Website thus making for a very
interactive site. I am just glad I am not in Eds shoes! And I hope he is
recovering from what got him down. Later Dave the -2 degree Wave


<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
 
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Mike Israel

Guest
<table><div style="font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:14pt"><div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">OK, I just restored and fixed the even more feature filled vBulletin amphicar forum with the gateway (albeit crude) to Yahoogroup. Have at it, there are forums, photo galleries, chat, etc. all set to go PLEASE try it. If consensus is that people prefer the forum format I will move the Yahoogroup here. www.amphicar770.com

<div style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 5px 0px 5px 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">----- Original Message ----
From: Mike Israel <amphicar770@yahoo.com>
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2007 10:01:58 AM
Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] newsletter website forum


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<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">I actually created two web bulletin boards a couple years ago. One is still running at
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">http://amphicar770. com/forums/
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">Both had all of the features Dave talks about.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">I received a lot of feedback when I asked people to try the two forums and decide if we should migrate the Yahoogroup to one of them. While there were some strong voices in support of moving, the OVERWHELMING majority of people wanted to keep it in Yahoogroups. The main reason for this was related to the one big shortcoming of popular forum sytems. They do not allow all individual or daily messages to be delivered / replied to / or posted via email, A large percentage of amphicar-lovers subscribers opt for the email delivery rather than having to go on line and see what is new. I actually built a bridge between yahoogroup and the web forum but 98% of users still opted for Yahoogroup. This was after spending lots of time and $$$ for the software, additional image library modules, hosting, etc.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">It had also been suggested that we might run both the forum and the yahoo group. Again, feedback was that doing so would break up the amphicar community into competing silos.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">Being that I am still not working, I can get the two forums up and running again soon. If you want to check out the running one just visit http://amphicar770. com/forums/
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">As in the past, I do not care if I keep the list on Yahoo or move it to a web forum. However, I will lean toward whatever the majority deems most useful.
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">
<div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">Mike
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<div style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">----- Original Message ----
From: David Derer <dmd@essex1.com>
To: amphicar-lovers@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2007 9:37:08 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] newsletter website forum


<div id="ygrp-text">


Creating, printing and mailing a newsletter is huge work. Especially
unpaid volunteer work. Perhaps its time to look at The Club to sponsor a
forum style web site like www.metalmeet. com has. Anyone can create a
thread. Lots of room for pictures, how tos, stories etc. Parts of web
can still be managed by the editor-like close up with owners articles,
etc. Should be interlinked with Club Website thus making for a very
interactive site. I am just glad I am not in Eds shoes! And I hope he is
recovering from what got him down. Later Dave the -2 degree Wave


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rlgreen_55

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, David Derer <dmd@...> wrote:
>
> Creating, printing and mailing a newsletter is huge work.
Especially
> unpaid volunteer work. Perhaps its time to look at The Club to
sponsor a
> forum style web site like www.metalmeet.com has. Anyone can create
a
> thread. Lots of room for pictures, how tos, stories etc. Parts of
web
> can still be managed by the editor-like close up with owners
articles,
> etc. Should be interlinked with Club Website thus making for a very
> interactive site. I am just glad I am not in Eds shoes! And I hope
he is
> recovering from what got him down. Later Dave the -2 degree Wave

A forum style web site makes sense however there are still many
members that don't have a computer and many that have one and don't
use it. Then you have some that collect the newsletter and desire a
hard copy.

A few years ago Amphipoda tried to set up the newsletter so it could
be emailed (option still on form). Even if half the members chose the
email option it would save the club close to 2K a year but I think
only 14 signed up for it.

Ron (in snowy PA) Green
 
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larry depasquale

Guest
Re: Re: newsletter website forum

If the club can save 2K with emailing the news letter
to part of the group, what are we waiting for? 2008
would be a good time to start. 2K could go far to
benefiting the club in other ways. I agree with Ron,
let's do it!
Larry
White 66 in Ohio
Go Bucks
--- rlgreen_55 <rgreen@reynoldsconstruction.com>
wrote:

> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, David Derer
> <dmd@...> wrote:
> >
> > Creating, printing and mailing a newsletter is
> huge work.
> Especially
> > unpaid volunteer work. Perhaps its time to look at
> The Club to
> sponsor a
> > forum style web site like www.metalmeet.com has.
> Anyone can create
> a
> > thread. Lots of room for pictures, how tos,
> stories etc. Parts of
> web
> > can still be managed by the editor-like close up
> with owners
> articles,
> > etc. Should be interlinked with Club Website thus
> making for a very
> > interactive site. I am just glad I am not in Eds
> shoes! And I hope
> he is
> > recovering from what got him down. Later Dave the
> -2 degree Wave
>
> A forum style web site makes sense however there are
> still many
> members that don't have a computer and many that
> have one and don't
> use it. Then you have some that collect the
> newsletter and desire a
> hard copy.
>
> A few years ago Amphipoda tried to set up the
> newsletter so it could
> be emailed (option still on form). Even if half the
> members chose the
> email option it would save the club close to 2K a
> year but I think
> only 14 signed up for it.
>
> Ron (in snowy PA) Green
>
>
>




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Mike Israel

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Re: Re: newsletter website forum

<table><div style="font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:14pt"><div style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt; FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif">I think the club would risk losing members if it went exclusively to electronic distribution of the newsletter. Perhaps make postal delivery an added cost option of say $5.00 when you renew. As noted, email delivery was offered a few years ago and there were very few takers.
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rlgreen_55

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Mike Israel <amphicar770@...>
wrote:
>
> I think the club would risk losing members if it went exclusively to
electronic distribution of the newsletter. Perhaps make postal
delivery an added cost option of say $5.00 when you renew. As noted,
email delivery was offered a few years ago and there were very few
takers.
>

Larry, to many still don't have or use a computer.

The $5 cost option was discussed a few years ago and was shot down by
a very narrow margin.

I have been elected to the Antique automobile Club of America (AACA)
Gettysburg's Region board of directors and they are seriously pursuing
this idea on emailing their newsletter. It will be interesting to see
how this goes as the memberships average age is much older then IAOC.
Very few have an interest in computers.
 

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