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    Exclamation Newsletters

    The GeocachingMaine.org Advisory Board has recently been discussing the issue of members not being informed in a timely manner of information that may be important to them. A recent example of this is the design and sale of the 2007 geocoin, where some members were not aware the coin sales had started until after the deadline.

    In an effort to help with this issue, the site will begin offering an Email newsletter on a regular basis, in which members can opt in or out of as they choose. The frequency of these mailings is yet to be determined, but will most likely be quarterly or monthly. Non-scheduled Emails may also be sent if an issue arises that requires prompt attention. The newsletters will be a simple message in text format listing the important issues of the time period and will not contain advertisements.

    In order to receive these mailings, you must have the "Allow Email from Administrators" option checked in your Geocachingmaine.org Control Panel and you must have a valid email address entered. To change or verify these settings:

    Click on "UserCP" in the top menu of the web site.
    Click on "Options" in the left menu
    Make sure "Allow Email from Administrators" is checked in the "Receive Email" section
    Click on "Edit Email and Password" in the left menu
    Make sure your correct email address is entered in the "Edit Email Address (Optional)" section

    If you already have these settings correct, you should receive an email similar to this post.

    We are also looking for an individual or team who are regular visitors to the site to help create this newsletter. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about the newsletter, reply here.

    All comments are a collaborative effort of the board members.

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    Default Sounds good

    I myself am here everyday, or so. Many aren't, but I'm sure like to stay informed. I think it will be good.
    Happy Trails!
    Yeah it's a Jeep thing!


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    Can't hurt. Thank you all - for working to make this a great site.

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    Sounds like a great idea and if I wasn't so far away I would offer to help as well, but being kind of out of the loop so to speak I don't think that would work.
    Just smile it won't crack your face

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957 View Post
    I myself am here everyday, or so.
    So does this mean you're applying for the position?
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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    Default I don't think so Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    So does this mean you're applying for the position?
    Nah, that sort of thing isn't my cup of tea. I think it's going to be a board member job.
    Happy Trails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957 View Post
    Nah, that sort of thing isn't my cup of tea. I think it's going to be a board member job.
    Actually, we were hoping someone else would volunteer.

    Haffy? Cache Maine?

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    No thanks...and I agree with M57....I think a member of the board should put this out. I assume the board would need to review anything that is sent out on behalf of this website anyway. Let's keep it simple...

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    Agree with CM - where it will have to all be approved - no need to add a second step and a 3rd fiddle so to speak.

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    Our intention is to keep the newsletter limited to just the facts - just what might be important to someone who does not visit regularly . Similar to the weekly emails from Geocaching.com. We do not think opinion or editorial content should be added. So the board will have very little "approval" other than a quick look, and then it will be sent.

    If no one volunteers, we will still have the newsletter - probably pawn it off on the sap who instigated this project - But it would be nice to have someone else work with the board and contribute this little bit to the site.

    Here is our sample:

    Geocaching Maine Newsletter
    November 2007
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    In This Issue
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    I. 2008 Geocoin discussion
    II. Maine Geocaching in the News
    III. Upcoming Events
    IV. Photo of the month
    V. Hot topics of the month
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    I. 2008 Geocoin discussion
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Discussion has started on the possibility of a 2008 Geocoin. If you are interested in voicing your opinion concerning a 2008 coin, you should read and subscribe to the following thread.
    http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...highlight=2008
    To subscribe to the thread, click on "Subscribe to Thread" option under "Thread Tools", found just above the first post.
    ----------------------------------------
    II. Maine Geocaching in the News
    ----------------------------------------
    1. 'Caching in with GPS
    Publication: Morning Sentinel (Portland, ME)
    Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007
    http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.co...313514254.html
    -------------------------------
    III. Upcoming Events
    -------------------------------
    What, no events???
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    V. Photo of the Month
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    Photo of Autumn colors taken by brdad at the Mousam Way Trail cache (GCXJMV).
    http://www.geocachingmaine.org/galle...php/photo/2344
    --------------------------------------------
    V. Hot topics of the Month
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    The next Delorme Challenge.... http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...hlight=caching
    archived caches http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...hlight=caching
    Too Many Choices! http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...hlight=caching
    Telltale Heart http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...hlight=caching
    World Wide Flash Mob-The Maine Event http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...hlight=caching
    ###
    If you do not wish to receive future Newsletters or other occasional messages from Geocaching Maine, please log into geocachingmaine.org Control Panel and uncheck the "Receive Email from Administrators" option.
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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