Announcement: New 'Members Only' Forum Section

Discussion in 'Site information' started by Amin Sabet, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    As we continue to try to make mu-43.com more and more useful for Micro Four Thirds users, Brian and I thought it would be a good idea to create a section of the forums as a special resource for registered members. We're starting out with two forums in this section.

    We hope everyone enjoys the new section!
     
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  2. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ten out of ten

    What a good idea, it will encourage people to join the forum if they wish to take advantage of the help they can get in using their camera.
    If more forums did this it would encourage the right kind of members who have a genuine interest in the products and at the same time discourage those lurking who just want to start an abusive thread.
    Well done and thanks and I for one will use and learn from it.
     
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  3. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Thanks everyone,

    it's very exciting to be able to start with a blank canvas... we have a great deal of collective experience about what makes a forum, and a large community work. Let's see what we can do to make this the home of m4/3rds.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  4. voyager

    voyager   Charter Member

    104
    Dec 31, 2009
    Nice addition!
     
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  5. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    Hi Ian
    I have been an avid viewer of your work and particularly I am interested in your Brighton images. I was there many years ago (before digital) and I am returning this year. I hope to take two day trips from London where I stay, one day for Brighton and t'other for the beach/pier area.
     
  6. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    I have a suggestion that may already be in place. When a member responds to a link that he be automatially advised by email that his response has been responded to or that it has continued to be an active discussion. This is on some other sites and I find it is helpful. Thanks for listening and keep up the good work.
     
  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Bill,
    When you post on a thread, if you go "Advanced", you can subscribe to the thread by any means you want.
    Shooter
     
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  8. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Well, you learn something new every day!

    thanks Don. Very cool!

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Brian,
    Bill gets that for free...
    Your gonna pay....
     
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  10. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    And, in case some here don't know it - if you go into your User CP as in "control panel" you and add and change all sorts of stuff, including whether or not to get notifications, cancel the darn things and more.

    P.S. You can use the Quick Links drop down menu to get there...or go in through the Home Page...and, just use the link all the way on the top left in the forums, too. So many choices!:dance4:
     
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  11. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Yeah,
    What BB sayz.......
    Any mod request, contact the Forum Ghwaaad, Brian, or The wizard behind the curtain, Amin or the guy stuck in the dungeon, me.
    Either one of us are at your service.
    Shooter
     
  12. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    Hmmmmm.....it gets more intriguing every day, in fact almost every hour!!
     
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  13. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Housekeeping forum

    In searching around this morning, I only just realized that we have a newish forum section within the Members Only area called "Housekeeping" https://www.mu-43.com/forumdisplay.php?f=77 and a very handy place it is, too.

    For anyone who is getting used to the new gallery system - check out the Housekeeping forum for some very well written and helpful "stickies" among other things.

    Thank you to Amin and any others who have been working behind the scenes to make :43: an even better place to be.:love:
     
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  14. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    BB,
    Let it be known that Amin has a new job appointed by Brian and myself.
    He is now the official forum janitor.

    Any trash or confused items, send Amin a note and he'll sweep it away.
    PS... He does not do WINDOWS!
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Uh oh, maybe you'd better clarify that he really doesn't want notes but rather - posts on the appropriate threads in the janitorial dept...I mean Housekeeping forum?:wink:
     
  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Don't worry about Amin. He's the best Admin on the WWW.
    (Just trying so save my job)

    actually and really, this forum is very efficient.
    due in part to housekeeping.

    Huh...what....ohhhh...I was just handed a mop.
     
  17. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Is it the Janitor??????

    Amin is our No.1 superguy!
    [​IMG]

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  18. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Brian,
    Oooohhhhh I'm tellin'

    Amin....Amin.......
     
  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Glad you guys like our new area and see it (and me) for what it is :biggrin:.

    Brian, love the HKF - brings back great, old memories!
     
  20. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    but if a non member hits "Active" will he see any of the "active" threads in the members only forum? or have you restricted some of the tabs