Announcement: New Announcement & News Section

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Offline Fraktalist

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« on: December 10, 2018, 10:15:28 AM »
Due to popular demand we now have an announcement and news board for.. announcement and news regarding Fractalforums.

Linkback: https://fractalforums.org/announcements-and-news/75/announcement-new-announcement-and-news-section/2419/
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Offline 3DickUlus

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 06:49:50 AM »
New ??? the first post I saw was... September 01, 2017 so it's been here for a while... just no body paying attention, maybe we should email everyone when there's an announcement ???
oh... wait... that would be spamming, would it?, I mean, if it's an official announcement regarding the site then.... well ok, it's still spam but it sure would get everyone's attention   >:D :))
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 10:03:57 AM »
 :)) nope, I moved that announcement from 2017 here so the new announcement announcement wouldn't feel so lonely here ;)
ya know, announcments are a gregarious species..

the section is as new as it gets. I should probably have made a pre-announcement announcement in the mod section to prepare you of the incoming announcement board..  8) will do next time.. but in what section.... hmmm... I have an idea!  ;D :fp:

With that many announcements - how can anyone say the forum is dead?!

Offline Fraktalist

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 10:08:25 AM »
seriously: we do have the option to tick "announce topic" to pm it to all users or selected user groups.
I had thought of doing this for the imagethread discussion, but then didn't because indeed, mailing 500+ people a change about which maybe 10% care..  sounds like spam to me.

Offline Caleidoscope

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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 01:02:23 PM »
:)) With that many announcements - how can anyone say the forum is dead?!

Maybe we should announce a Happy hour  :toast: That will bring them all around ;)
Anyway, all off you thanks for the effort to bring it back lo life again!  I appreciate it!    :thumbs:

Offline Caleidoscope

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 01:10:53 PM »
seriously: mailing 500+ people a change about which maybe 10% care..  sounds like spam to me.

True, but still... There has been discussion on the old forum that maybe it was a 'good idea'  to indeed start some sort off mailinglist (first one send to all, with the option of enlisting for it on the forum) for exciting news, maybe once in a while a 'story'  from one off the members who like to do so, but also with the news that there are new software updates for example, or exciting Fractal(related) news... Just thinking...?  A legitimate reason to contact them all, to remind them nicely that they are a member off this forum, to stimulate them to take a look and maybe participate more again..Maybe worth the try?


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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 02:37:20 PM »
A new section isn't noteworthy enough to send a mail about but I agree that it is a missed opportinity to use the mailing list because it can help in keeping members active and getting others to come back. The thing is that while the forum activity is relatively good we don't really have any major "event" to mail about. The only thing I can think of is the image of the month but that's just one part of the forums. We would have to come up with something to highlight maths/theory, software and applications/fractals in nature as well.


We might be getting a bit off topic with this but it I would really want to continue to brainstorm on this. I'll split and move the last few posts if that's okay.

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 02:39:05 PM »
more off topic:

I am all for announcements by mail even!

Just to the people who want to receive them of course. There should maybe be an announcement ( :fp: sorry!  ;D ) that people could (un)subscribe to on this board.

But if something like that should ever be done here, Please let it never become something that Has to be sent on a regular basis, only when really interesting things happen fractal-wise of the site will undergo major changes (where major will be subjective of course ;) ).
Regular e-mails are more of a blessing than blight blight than blessing  to your team, I'd think, as Someone has to find Something to write about, even if there's really nothing to tell. On the long run, that really is no fun, and having been the admin of some groups on DA I know what I am talking about ;)

Besides, the 'regular update'-e-mails I get from other places or subscriptions I usually send right to the bin myself, unread and all... horrible but true :}
Something with the subject: 'Major changes to forum X' Will get my attention tho' ;)

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Offline Caleidoscope

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2018, 04:19:45 PM »
We might be getting a bit off topic with this but it I would really want to continue to brainstorm on this. I'll split and move the last few posts if that's okay.

Yes off course ;) ( hope I'm stll reacting on the right thread  ::)
I think there is a lot to win in that area..  And nothing to report?  Suppose you would do a mailing  about 3 times a year...and maybe make a page with this on the forum as well.  What subjects?  Wel there are members here that have exhibitions on a regular basis. members that use fractal knowledge in their work or maybe they can talk about how fractals influence their work, or the latest news from fractal related area, conference, YT  or the other way around, fractals in movies , in the weather forecast. 

One off the thing that is so special about fractal people in my opinion, is the willingness to share, either knowledge or information etc.  So I wonder if maybe we can also ask members if they can help with that, if they have nice subjects/ideas etc.  And because fractal is 'everywhere'  it can be very interesting. Remember for example that guy that was on the old forum I believe ?  About the movie "The guardians of the Galaxy"  things like that.  It is rather spectacular, right? I believe something like that can grow into a very interesting and stimulating part here on the FF.

Off course (I can hear Fraktalist on the background ;)) we can't put this all on the plates off the moderators only, or maybe not even at all, busy as everybody is.  But maybe it doesn't take that much time if it is also a 'free'  subject that is build by the members itself, you know what I mean?  Any way, just thinking out loud!

Greetings  ;)

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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2018, 04:25:16 PM »
more off topic:
I am all for announcements by mail even!
Just to the people who want to receive them of course. There should maybe be an announcement ( :fp: sorry!  ;D ) that people could (un)subscribe to on this board.
But if something like that should ever be done here, Please let it never become something that Has to be sent on a regular basis, only when really interesting things happen fractal-wise of the site will undergo major changes (where major will be subjective of course ;) ).
Something with the subject: 'Major changes to forum X' Will get my attention tho' ;)

I agree whit that.  But the first mail, announcement could be send to all members.  And we could ask them if they want to 'subscribe'  to a info-mail, only once in a while, at the most say 3 a year.. And even more, we could ask them if they maybe have something interesting enough that it could be a topic in a next mail one day.  That and the software updates for example.

Maybe, others have good/better ideas!  let's be creative ;)

Greetings.

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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 05:51:47 PM »
Maybe was my fault about Annoucement and News topic came out.
I used to like news about new release and new version's softwares in annoucement and new's topic from de old forum.
It was the first thing I saw that, to know if some new program was been released.
Sorry if I said something that bring a discussion.

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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 09:05:24 PM »
No no, please,  gerson, on the contrary, thank you!  :)

Discussions are great!

I think it is great that you and everyone who wants to, participates in discussions. We're all allowed to have our wishes and ideas and things we miss, and while maybe most are not possible to realise for whatever reason, voicing them is a good thing.


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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2018, 09:15:05 PM »
Maybe was my fault about Annoucement and News topic came out.

It was your fault!!!  >:(  C:-) ::) :'(

































And that's perfect.  :D Don't get my joking wrong..
I wouldn't have added that section if it didn't make sense!
I just like to have fun an joke around.  8)

That it caused such a delightful discussion makes your initial comment even better.
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When a little chaotic thought starts a thought avalanche going into a totally unexpected direction....
Isn't it like that when we zoom? we can always turn around in a discussion, zoom to the next bifurcation/minibrot and use that fresh minibrot as as basis to start over??!
smile  ;D if you get this.. ;)



I love your ideas guys and we should do it - not me as caleidoscope already anticipated.. but the idea is great - anyone up to the task? We'll take care of the logistics..

oh...  I'm shutting up now. I've had too many glasses of red wine to make any responsible statements for today ;)

keep the thoughts coming. we'll pick the best and make it part of our community.
I love that emerging spirit here!
dead?! naaaaahh!!!!

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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2018, 10:49:17 AM »
I like that idea. It's a nice reminder and would be a good collection of the most important news. in a letter.
The forum software has a newsletter function implemented.

So if we find a volunteer or two who would like to make this idea a thing, raise your hand.