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Posted on: Wed, 10/22/2003 - 11:41pm
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Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

Hi, I think I just figured out how to get around posting without being sent directly to the membership page before getting the post out. If you don't use your mouse but use the "tab" key to get to each field, it seems to be working. Also, don't use the "enter" key to return. Let's see if this posts.

Posted on: Wed, 10/22/2003 - 11:45pm
Lindajo's picture
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

I guess it did, for now. Hopefully, I can get back to posting. It seems like if you use you mouse to go to each field, or hit the "enter" key, it takes you to that membership page, at least for me anyway.

Posted on: Sun, 02/06/2005 - 10:29am
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Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 02/06/2005 - 11:06am
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Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

Thank you Cindy for finding this
I have bolded a few ?'s ,that I have asked myself alot.
"in a different thread you asked a great question... something like, "Who is our advocate?" Tho FAAN has done a great job in so many ways, they seem to fall short in the advocating department for some. They avoid controversay, come out opposing bnas, etc. It's not intended as a slam to FAAN because we need them too. But if they are not my advocacy group, then who is? So I keep asking myself... "Who is our advocate?"
This site is so vaulable in the day-to-day crisis management we're all are dealing w/. I think that's advocay. Especially for newcomers, and those dealing with schools trying to keep our kids safe.
I just keep thinking about "Who is our advocate?" Who is out there trying to change things for the better for us? So that maybe not so many newcomers need the crisis management...
Next, I guess I want to return to my question about[b] "Who is our advocacy group"? In my mind to answer that, I need to know "What is PA.com"? Is it soley a discussion board?[/b] If it is, I think that is fabulous. I love it here and gain/give support. It is extremely valuable to me as a discussion board.
Or is PA.com more than a discussion board? Are there other efforts that Chris is trying to achieve? Are they also a part of this site? Can members also be a part and support those efforts too? Could, possibly, PA.com be the "advocacy group" that I am looking for?"
Gail W I hope you don't mind?
Love this site

Posted on: Mon, 02/07/2005 - 2:31am
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Joined: 07/29/2002 - 09:00

I believe running such a message bb IS expensive (server, bandwith, etc...). On another message bb (Infertility and parenting related) we do pay yearly dues and here's how it's set up.
Silver membership $0 = enables everyone to browse, look for info, post and reply to threads, etc...
Gold Membership $12 = all of the above PLUS you can view and post pictures and send and receive Private Messages (part of their inhouse "email" where you can send messages to other members)
Platinum Membership $24 = all of the above PLUS you don't get the popup ads, or banner advertising
So the site is free so that people can see it, decide if they like it, and can (if they choose or if they just can't afford it) not to pay any dues.
The Gold membership is by far the most popular. It lets you post pics and send private messages and above all, support the site.
The Platinum membership is not as popular and really I don't see any benefit except that you are giving more to the site.
There is no public notification of who is Silver, Gold, or Platinum. I mean, it's not hard ot figure out if you try to send somenone a message and it says you can't, then you know they are "only" Silver members.
Lastly, they have it set up to where you can "gift" other members. If you notice someone is a Silver member, you can check with Admin and if that person is a Silver member, you can "gift" them with a year's membership. It's great cause it's a nice thing to do, lets someone post pics and such that otherwise couldn't, AND supports the site even more.
Oh and one more thing, there are moderators on each bb. They don't moderate topics, it's mainly abotu delivery if you know what I mean. You can't get nasty or ugly with someone or make personal attacks and the mods on each bb take care of that. The moderators receive free yearly memberships in return for their time spent moderating.
I hope this makes sense. I've been a member of that other bb since '98 and I can confidently say it's a great system. With the mods and the yearly dues, it seems to cut down on trolls too. Also, more people are more apt to post pics and share with their "friends" since not just anyone can troll through the bb and view your pics.
[This message has been edited by MattsMommy (edited February 07, 2005).]

Posted on: Mon, 02/07/2005 - 4:15am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Thank you Synthia. That is what I am wanting to know as well. I think it has been glossed over once in a great while, like the ice cream store thing, and who knows what happened to that. I raised it and asked a couple of times and got no response from Chris.
What is Chris working on with regards to PA, or is it just this discussion board(which is great anyway)? Does dues only fund the BB system, or does it fund any other projects? Does it pay anybody's salary? Things like that. becca

Posted on: Mon, 02/07/2005 - 11:01am
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Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

Your welcome becca!
Love this site

Posted on: Tue, 02/08/2005 - 10:11am
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Joined: 03/27/2004 - 09:00

I'm so glad this post was started because it reminded me to officially "join." I've been using the site for the past year and it has been an invaluable resource for me. I honestly don't think I could have maintained any bit of sanity this past year if it wasn't for this site! I don't need to know how money is used...just having this site as it is is wonderful. This site was very easy to find on the web after my daughter was diagonosed with the allergy.


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