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I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:55:27 AM »
I've been a member here for many years and even though I haven't been as active on the boards as I once was. My Writers Circle has meant a lot to me. I have learned so much and it has improved both how I write, and how I read, that it literally changed my life. Add the fact that I have made friends with people from all walks of life and all over the globe who I share a passion for words with.

I know we have had some problems and maybe a dwindling cast of characters, but I don't think those are problems that can be rectified and I'd like to help in anyway I can.  Maybe I'm tilting at windmills, but the optimist in me says this can be saved. It's been so helpful to me, I feel I owe MWC at least a little fighting for.

So, I'm not ready to leave. Anyone else with me?

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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 02:26:34 PM »
I'm still here every day...  Sometimes a few times a day.   ;D
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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 03:55:03 PM »
I keep checking in too.
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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 06:35:10 PM »
Hi!

Thanks so much for your continued support, our team is working on a new program that should bring a lot of new faces to this forum. I know that we have not been as involved as we should have in the last year and half but we are aiming to turn that around this year, especially with this new program release.

Heidi, thank you for stepping up and volunteering to step into a moderator position, I'll be shooting you a PM shortly so we can discuss.

Thanks again everyone!
Jameela

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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 09:57:57 PM »
I need to be more active here myself.
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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 10:07:15 PM »
Jameela, I don't think bringing new faces to the forum is the primary issue (though obviously that's a good thing too).

We have / had many many active and devoted members and moderators. What we need is to get rid of the spam, and for the moderators to be returned the tools they need to moderate (like being able to delete spam posts - though hopefully so few would get through that that would not be the primary task).
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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 07:29:52 PM »
Well said, Amie.  :)


Heidi -- Moderator!!  Couldn't think of a better person for the tough job ahead.  Best of luck.


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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 03:06:22 AM »
I pop in every day to see what is happening.
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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 04:50:28 AM »
And did you all notice that Jameela has deleted her account? So much for having someone watching the place
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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 06:42:11 AM »
Okay so maybe I'm ready now, LOL.  :P

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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 02:56:39 PM »
Hey guys,

I'm back, tried to log in today to check up on things and my account was deleted, which is super weird...no I didn't delete it myself and yes I'm still keeping an eye on things. We're working on checking the logs to see how it was deleted.

Spam appears to be low so that's a plus, if there are any issues that I'm missing please let me know.

Thanks!
Jameela

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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 04:01:31 PM »
How bizarre. That certainly made me have  a panic attack I can assure you.  :o
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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 04:53:52 PM »
Yea, it was super weird, but don't worry I'm back. Sorry for the inadvertent scare :)

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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 05:03:34 PM »
Weird things are afoot, it's generally Gremlins  ;D
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Re: I'm not ready to give up on MWC
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 08:57:07 PM »
Nice to see this place coming back to life again.
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