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« on: September 18, 2008, 18:58:08 PM »

Hey there South African Skeptics

I offered to help bluegray with the society and one of his suggestions was to start producing a newsletter.

A few quick questions;

1. Would you like to receive such a newsletter?
2. Are there any specific features you would like to see?
3. Would you be willing to contribute?

Please let me know so that I may start planning this beast Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 20:20:24 PM »

Hey there South African Skeptics

I offered to help bluegray with the society and one of his suggestions was to start producing a newsletter.

A few quick questions;

1. Would you like to receive such a newsletter?
2. Are there any specific features you would like to see?
3. Would you be willing to contribute any articles?

Please add your e-mail address below if you would like to receive this newsletter.

SD
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 11:35:32 AM »

I have a suggestion, I'd like to know what everyone thinks about this.

I currently have subscriptions to all sorts of newsletters, and generally I only scan a few of them and then delete them.  Even for newsletters which appear really interesting I say "I'll get back to that" and weeks go by before I even remember that I received something that I wanted to read.  My mailbox can be quite unmanageable at times.  I would hate for hard work like this to get ignored.

Perhaps here on this forum there should be a new category (under "General Skepticism" I guess) just for Newsletters.  The category should have particular security settings so that only particular users can start topics but that anyone can respond.  I don't know if SMF supports that but I have seen it on a number of other fora (like the JREF).  Is there an alert facility to notify interested members when a new post is made to that category?  I do visit this site almost daily or at least three times a week (even if I don't log in) so I would find a new newsletter without being notified.

I think that the only downside to this suggestion would be the limited capability to layout / theme the newsletter and the length of posted content.

Anyone agree or disagree?  Are there other suggestions?
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 13:49:53 PM »

I did not see this post when I returned, but I see it kind of died.
What sort of things would go in the newsletter?
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 16:39:14 PM »

Well, my idea was to start off with a single article written about something skeptical. Either something in current news or addressing a specific pseudoscience / medicine topic.
I'd feature a pick of the monthly skeptical carnival.
And a skeptical puzzle.

Those are my ideas so far, but I'm not really prepared to put a lot of time into it if no body is interested.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2008, 11:47:46 AM »

Yeah, judging by the response to this thread, I don't think I would invest much time either.
I think it was a good idea though  Wink
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