Author Topic: [From the Mayor] Tuesday January 1, 2008  (Read 2558 times)

Offline Phillip Dampier

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[From the Mayor] Tuesday January 1, 2008
« on: January 01, 2008, 01:04:13 pm »
Dear Residents,

Welcome to a new year here on BetterMost!  It's 2008 and we're continuing our forward momentum!  BetterMost is a community built to last, and in 2008 we will be moving forward on all fronts.  We never stand still around here, and never want this to be considered a site frozen in time and past memories.

Our "Premium Members" will have already received a PM in their inbox inviting them to participate in an important beta test project of some new tools we will be unveiling in 2008 to everyone.  Anyone who has made a financial contribution to the community's upkeep automatically becomes a "Premium Member."  If you want to help keep BetterMost going, you can make a donation using a checking account or credit card through the PayPal link on the right hand side of every page here.

There are predictions that 2008 will be the biggest year yet in social networking and community websites.  We're positioning our community to take advantage of this, by making sure you can always stay in touch with things here.  This year, you will be able to use your mobile phone to check your e-mail, look for important BetterMost announcements, or drop messages to your friends.  We're opening up free e-mail accounts so that you can have an address right here in BetterMost in a great mailbox with top notch spam filtering and the ability to integrate it with your other e-mail accounts.

We'll be heavily emphasizing the social opportunities we have in 2008.  There is a major trip planned to Wyoming in 2008 which we'll keep you updated on - it's a great chance to meet up with the rest of the community and get a major spiritual experience from seeing Wyoming through your own eyes.

Our new collaboration tools will allow us to begin construction of a virtual encyclopedia on all-things Brokeback.  And we'll be continuing to push and prod residents not to forget their goals towards positive change, forward momentum, and mutual support to achieve all of our goals together.

On a smaller scale, some minor housekeeping to report in this edition:

 - We'll be retiring the ornaments at the top of the screen in the next 24 hours or so, unveiling some new great winter scenery.  Our winter color scheme doesn't change much from the one we use during the holiday season, so the cool blues will be with us until spring arrives.

 - The BetterMost Holidays forum is scheduled to close for the year on January 15th, so if there are any recipes or threads you need to save, do it before the forum closes down until November.

 - The order that forums appear in our directory will be adjusted slightly.

I'm glad to be back presenting you with these informal community updates.  The incredibly busy holiday season got me off track for awhile.
You're a part of our family - BetterMost, Wyoming

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Re: [From the Mayor] Tuesday January 1, 2008
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008, 03:27:57 pm »

Thanks for the update Mayor!

Happy New Year!!

the world was asleep to our latent fuss - bowie