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Posted: 25 May 2006 02:11 AM   [ Ignore ]
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[color=darkblue:cd7a2a902e]I had a thought when reading the mail in Free Inquiry. Why not provide readers a digital mailing capability by allowing them to do it via this forum.

It could be done by setting up a category just for that purpose, no discussion required or needed.

The reader can be allowed to use his/her subscriber number as the identifying name if they want to remain anonymous, or they might simply register and become a member for all purposes. (The result I hope for)

Answers in the reader mail category might be limited to just the authors at first and then at a later time the thread might be opened for comments.

I think it is a great way to get readers involved in the overall work of CFI.

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Posted: 25 May 2006 02:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I had a thought when reading the mail in Free Inquiry. Why not provide readers a digital mailing capability by allowing them to do it via this forum.

It could be done by setting up a category just for that purpose, no discussion required or needed.

The reader can be allowed to use his/her subscriber number as the identifying name if they want to remain anonymous, or they might simply register and become a member for all purposes. (The result I hope for)

Answers in the reader mail category might be limited to just the authors at first and then at a later time the thread might be opened for comments.

I think it is a great way to get readers involved in the overall work of CFI.

Jim

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Posted: 25 May 2006 03:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I think it’d be a great idea, Jim. There are a lot of ways that CFI could integrate this forum into their websites and publications.

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Posted: 27 May 2006 12:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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It would be a great way to build up participation on the forum too. Free Inquiry needs to promote the forum more aggressively in the magazine. I bet many readers aren’t really aware that it exists. Perhaps there could be an article in the next issue and a small ad that appears as a reminder in every issue.

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Posted: 27 May 2006 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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[quote author=“nancy2001”]It would be a great way to build up participation on the forum too. Free Inquiry needs to promote the forum more aggressively in the magazine. I bet many readers aren’t really aware that it exists. Perhaps there could be an article in the next issue and a small ad that appears as a reminder in every issue.

Agreed. Something similar should be done in Skeptical Inquirer as well ... and the Forum should appear as a button on all CFI websites.

Gotta keep pushing that rock up the hill ...

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Posted: 02 September 2006 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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A Lotta CFI

You know, there is a lot going on: the various cafes, the Inquiring Minds program online, this forum, the podcasts, the cruises, the land conferences, amicus briefs, and more that I am probably forgetting - it may be a hassle for the web workers, but it seems to me that there should be some standard way to link to all the CFI entities on the ebulletins.
(I’m totally sorry that this would add yet more work for the already overworked, but highly talented people creating the web publications.)
- or maybe just a common link to get to another page with links to all….  :D
Maybe not.

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