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  • #1581
    Avatarmariusz
    Member

    I’ve noticed that most of the text on the website is outdated, and there is not much going on in the forums. I would like to volunteer, but it seems like this place is already dead.

    Anyone here? πŸ˜‰

    Mariusz

    #13246
    BreakableBreakable
    Keymaster

    Hi Mariusz,
    We get maybe 2 or 3 posts a week on the forums. So it is somewhat alive. Most action happens on the board of directors though.
    PS: We would appreciate any skills. Anything specific you would be interested in? We certainly need someone to work on writing articles.

    #13250
    Avatarmariusz
    Member

    Breakable wrote: Hi Mariusz,
    PS: We would appreciate any skills. Anything specific you would be interested in? We certainly need someone to work on writing articles.

    Thank you for the answer, Breakable. I will respond to you in the PM .

    #13251
    Avatarmariusz
    Member

    mariusz wrote: I will respond to you in the PM .

    btw. does the pm feature even works? I’ve sent a msg to you, but my “Sent Folder” is empty πŸ™‚

    Mariusz

    #13252
    Avatarzapkitty
    Member

    mariusz wrote:

    I will respond to you in the PM .

    btw. does the pm feature even works? I’ve sent a msg to you, but my “Sent Folder” is empty πŸ™‚

    Mariusz

    PMs are working, but if you want to save sent messages you have to check a box saying so while composing each message.

    Yeah, it’s not a great UI… fortunately we’ll be migrating to a better setup.

    #13253
    Avatarmariusz
    Member

    zapkitty wrote:
    PMs are working, but if you want to save sent messages you have to check a box saying so while composing each message.
    Yeah, it’s not a great UI… fortunately we’ll be migrating to a better setup.

    Thanks Zapkitty. I will remember to click that checkbox next time.
    Another question – is _this_ part of the website functional, or should I ignore anything that’s there? Most of the articles there are from 2011, and I did not get any membership subscription confirmation. Do you still accept new members? I understand that you now have your hands full with the crowdfunding campaing, so I’m not in a rush.

    #13254
    Avatarzapkitty
    Member

    mariusz wrote: Another question – is _this_ part of the website functional

    Yes, the older parts of the site are still relevant, and can be helpful, but a hasty setup of a “support LPP’s crowdfunding” front page has caused a lot of minor issues.

    Even Eric Lerner has pointed out that the new stuff needed to be better integrated with the existing FFS stuff but there was a lot of excitement about the LPP crowdfund… and this all happened as we migrated to a new web host. Been doing catch-up maintenance since then.

    mariusz wrote: I did not get any membership subscription confirmation. Do you still accept new members?

    Oh yes, we accept new members, and even previously-owned members πŸ™‚

    Ben Ferris (benf) and Ignas Galvelis (Breakable) have been handling membership issues so this should be brought to their attention.

    #13255
    Avatarmariusz
    Member

    zapkitty wrote:
    Oh yes, we accept new members, and even previously-owned members πŸ™‚
    Ben Ferris (benf) and Ignas Galvelis (Breakable) have been handling membership issues so this should be brought to their attention.

    Thanks, I will be patiently waiting to become a ‘certified pre-owned’ member πŸ™‚

    #13256
    BreakableBreakable
    Keymaster

    Hi Mariusz,
    Thanks for the donation!
    Unfortunately FFS does not really provide any benefits to dues paying members at the moment.
    I hope will renew the “sending LPP reports earlier program” once we are done with the crowdfunding which means getting the report from LPP a little earlier than it goes to the public.
    Otherwise it would certainly nice to provide some flair on the forums. What do you think Zap? Ben can get you a list of the donors in a csv file if that could be possible.

    #13257
    Avatarmariusz
    Member

    Breakable wrote: Thanks for the donation!
    Unfortunately FFS does not really provide any benefits to dues paying members at the moment.

    Well, I knew before signing up as a “member” that there are no benefits.. I just want to help, both monetairly and with my time if needed.
    I was waiting for an email confirming that someone recived my payment.. That’s all:)

    #13261
    Avatarbenf
    Participant

    Is the Focus Fusion Society still functioning? An interesting question….

    Mariusz thank you for donating and also raising a question. You’re new to this blog, which is great. We want to encourage and cultivate new members and contributors to the society, people who will speak to the issue of fusion energy for a brighter future!

    The Focus Fusion Society was created over ten years ago as a nonprofit organization to advocate for the development of fusion energy. It has not been an easy task…however there has been great progress toward achieving the goal.

    We have gained many contributors over the years and much of what they have posted or created continues to be relevant, posting information, encouraging networking, executing administrative tasks including the functioning of this website. It has primarily been through the efforts of volunteers.

    So you might see older posts here but they have been a part of a process of encouraging the exchange of information and ideas to hopefully allow our mission to move forward.

    Right now many of us are engaged in the crowdfunding effort which is blossoming and bearing fruit. It has been consuming our time and energy but it will be a lifeline from the Focus Fusion Society and it’s contributors to help continue the research in Focus Fusion. You’re welcome to participate.

    We encourage you to continue contributing in this effort!

    Best Regards,
    Ben Ferris

    #13262
    AvatarLerner
    Participant

    There are two things you can do as a member of FFS. First, we really need more press coverage for the Indiegogo campaign. Every time there is an article, we get a wave of donations. So see if you can round up a list of local press contacts. Whee are you located? We’ll have a new release out in a few days. Send it to them and then follow up by phone. Also, we want to have local FFS chapters formed. That takes more work-seeting up a local meeting–through Meetup.com for one, giving a presentation, etc.

    #13283
    Avatarrashidas
    Participant

    Whenever I try to log in to Focus Fusion forums I get a message not to click on the website on my office computer. I get a warning that this website is dangerous and leads to a phishing attack. Can anyone sort through this problem?

    #13284
    Avatarzapkitty
    Member

    rashidas wrote: Whenever I try to log in to Focus Fusion forums I get a message not to click on the website on my office computer. I get a warning that this website is dangerous and leads to a phishing attack. Can anyone sort through this problem?

    We changed web hosts recently, and found that our new IP address was already blacklisted in some places. It happens. If you could find out which blacklist(s) your office uses I can try to get the blacklist cleared.

    A quick check only shows mailpolice.com blacklisting us. I’ll see what I can do about them but there’s no guarantee that they’re the site your office system checks with.

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