Magistream Monthly Newsletter - November 2023

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Re: Magistream Monthly Newsletter - November 2023

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Syndicate wrote: November 22nd, 2023, 7:57:03 pm
Aflame wrote: November 19th, 2023, 5:17:36 pm since this is called a newsletter, it reminded me of something I had been wondering. would it be viable to send updates like these through email?
I know you're suggesting this as an automatic push feature for all users, but there is a way for you to do this individually in the meantime - Just incase you wanted. <3

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Re: Magistream Monthly Newsletter - November 2023

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Aflame wrote: November 19th, 2023, 5:17:36 pm very excited about all the new changes and maintenance over the past few years! it's so clear how much love and care goes into this community and I'm super grateful to have grown up with ms and been able to keep coming back to it even after life gets hectic.

since this is called a newsletter, it reminded me of something I had been wondering. would it be viable to send updates like these through email? there's definitely been a few times when I've been super busy and had to pull away from games and such, but was then reminded of ms because I have my notification settings done so that I get an email when I get a pm, for example. I think a monthly email newsletter likely wouldn't come off as spammy and could be an alternate means of communication for those who may not keep up on facebook or the site formerly known as twitter. in addition to maintaining communication with new users it could also be a way to reconnect with folks who may have stopped playing but would be open to returning!
Syndicate already gave good instructions how you can get this to happen for yourself, but in general, for the moment at least, we won't be sending the Newsletter via email, or sending an automated email notification when a new Newsletter is posted. This is partly because there are SO many users, that mass emailing everyone could probably put Magistream's email in spamlists, and then no-one would get any emails. The forum allows for sending mass emails in smaller groups, so that would be a possibility, but would require more manual work for us, and we want to concentrate our time and efforts elsewhere for the moment. ^.^
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Re: Magistream Monthly Newsletter - November 2023

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We don't need a way for old creatures to be made available as much as we need a way to automate shops.

The main reason I don't use this site is: every time I have to trade, it's a tedious process of trying to figure out what something is worth now, posting a new thread with links to every creature, waiting for replies, chatting with each user, setting up the trade, waitig for the user to reply, approving the trade.

The trade system tremendously needs at least a way to automatically list creatures for sale with a wishlist, and once people made an offer, a 1 click "accept" button.
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