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  • Of course I agree, Oscar! The key is "Facebook is no substitute." It works as an advertising tool (one among many) but it is not suited to real teamwork on a project like this, and to the extent that it encourages "drive-by philosophy" with easy-in easy-out, there is actually a certain demoralizing aspect to it -- and that's not to mention the huge privacy and potential censorship issues. There are no doubt many ways to go about a project like this. Do you have specific thoughts on ways to appro…
  • (Quote from Oscar) The forum software definitely allows that through the notification system, but I am sure I have not done enough to set it up and publicize it. In fact let me look at that right now before I reply further.
  • Oscar take a look at this page: https://www.epicureanfriends.c…hp?notification-settings/ Are you currently receiving any email notifications at all? Come to think of it I am not myself, except for notification of new users. Let me look into the default settings. Also, at times past I put together a "newsletter" format at my wordpress blog,, but I have not done that for several years. I need to look at restarting that and seeing what can be done through the forum softw…
  • I started my activist phase almost ten years ago, mostly on facebook, and at one point I was sending out a weekly summary of the most important posts and developments on the facebook forum, with additional commentary and links to other places for Epicurean resources. I think some of those newsletters are probably stored here in this new forum too. I now see from the forum software people the rudimentary procedure for sending a newsletter. I am going to test that in just am moment.
  • Ah, yes -- take a look here: [Historical Records] from The Epicurean Philosophy Facebook Group
  • Thanks again Oscar. I have just pulled the trigger on sending a short newsletter email to everyone who is a registered user. Could you let me know how that worked and if you received it? I don't want to do these more than once a week lest it be too much, so I hope I didn't butcher this first one !
  • Before I send another one next week I'll want to think about whether there is any ability to subscribe or unsubscribe to the newsletter email. I don't think the software allows me to do anything less than send to "all users." It's probably a decent bet than anyone who subscribes is willing to receive a weekly newsletter. but I'll look into the ability to maintain a mailing list, or perhaps use something like mailchimp.
  • That would be great -- and I think I have figured out how to set up a list from which people can add and subtract themselves to receive the newsletter.