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Re: [Killietalk] the AKA site forum
The site we have is fairly decent. I use a few other forum type fish sites and greatly prefer this to e-mail. It has many advantages over the e-mail and none of the disadvantages. Things are easily archived and grouped together since they are in response to a specific thread. You can easily sort through the topics you wish to see and forget the others. You can come back to topics when you have time and don't end up just deleting 2 pages of E-mail like I do when I am busy. Not to mention all the traffic in general it adds to a persons E-mail.
I tried to be regular on the site for quite a while, the problem was that very few people were there, other than 5 or 6 people, the only people who visited were new people, most of who were not AKA members. The new people usually didn't stay long due to the inactivity. I maintain that if it were given an honest chance all the killietalk people would use it and killietalk would die off. The problem is that people will not break away to do it.
We talked about this before but the old habits are impossible to get away from.
I'm not saying that the site is perfect. However if nobody is going to use it then there is not much sense in taking feedback about possible upgrades.
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From: Charles & Sue Harrison <csharrison at inkmaker_net>
> It is regrettable that the AKA site forum is not as visited as it
> could be. I posted some fish for sale last year, guess they are still
> there . . . but there was no response for a period of 8 months. Then
> last month I asked for help finding female N'tui here on the
> Killietalk list and immediately received 6 responses inside of 2
> Either the Forum is too difficult to find or not interesting enough,
> there is just no traffic there. If there were someone making a noise,
> a political statement or berating Newbies,there perhaps people would
> find it more often.
> The suggestion that the Affiliates Chair contacting all the Affiliate
> clubs as outlined below is a good one. We here at SLAKA could use
> some AKA support.
> OH! Before I forget, The Missouri Aquarium Society is having its
> annual workshop and auction next weekend, here in St. Louis. SLAKA
> will be holding a Box Sale there on Saturday, which will include
> plants and live foods. An impressive group of speakers has been lined
> There is more information on the
> http://www.MissouriAquariumSociety.com web site along with directions
> how to get to the workshop site. Just to see Jost Chemical and
> Jerry's setup is worth the trip! Everybody is welcome! Bring fish and
> Bring money!
> >I'd like to see the Affiliates Chair contacting all the clubs, getting
> >all their newsletters, and/or going to their web sites, and then writing
> >about 3-4 BNL pages of "What has been happening and what is coming up"
> >at each affiliate, every month. What volunteer tasks have they taken on?
> >What aquarium societies have they addressed? What new and unusual fish
> >have they had in their auction?
> Charles & Sue Harrison
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