[act-ma] A reminder about act-ma 2014 vs 2015 archives.

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Jan 1 15:09:14 PST 2015

We anticipate an extra eventful year!
Below is the annual reminder about the year end turn over of our archives.

Please tell your friends about Act-MA, information is at the bottom of every email and onhttp://www.act-ma.org  <ourwebsitehttp://www.act-ma.org>

Check out the local list of progressive radio shows.  (click on the "Radio" tab on our main page or use the link below.)
and the list of other event calendars.  (click on the "Links" tab on our main page or use the link below.)
(As always please send updates or corrections.)


The year end transition always produces a little confusion about our archives.  Many people check them instead of getting emails directly.

If you click on the "current listings" tab on our web page, you will now get a choice of which years archives you want to look at.

A reminder about act-ma 2014 vs 2015 archives.

The current version of act-ma software archives emails by the year, so anything
sent last year will be in the archive below even if it is an event in 2015.
http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2014/subject.html  <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2012/subject.html%3Chttp://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2012/subject.html>   

The new archive for emails sent this year is
http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2015/subject.html  <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2014/subject.html%3Chttp://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org//subject.html>   

You may want to resend any notices for this year so it will be archived in the new
location for 2015.

The act-ma website will have links to both. If you go to

http://www.act-ma.org      and click on Archives in
the top row, it has links to both , 2015 and the previous act-ma archives
on the Topica system, which go back to 2000.



We would like to make a special plea to act-ma posters to adhere to our month date format.
If you don't use it there is a good chance that people going to our site will miss your announcement.

Take a look at the 2008 archives.
http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2008/subject.html<http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2007/subject.html  <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2008/subject.html%3Chttp://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2007/subject.html>   <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2008/subject.html%3Chttp://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2007/subject.html>   <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2008/subject.html%3Chttp://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2007/subject.html>>

Notice that most of the events for Jan are grouped together.

1/08 Event 1
1/10 Event 2
1/19 Event 3

Then notice that if you search you can find an event...
IWW Solidarity Benefit Sat. Jan 19 6pm <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/2008/000830.html>
but if you were just looking in the "January section" you would miss it.

Suggested Subject Line Format
m/dd (a good description of the event)

where m is the digit(s) for the month and dd are the digits for the day,
your event will get sorted in chronological order by day. This makes it
a lot easier to find out what's going on today or tomorrow or on any
given day. It's good the use the format 1/07 instead of 1/7 so that an
event with a one digit date gets sorted to the beginning of the month
instead of the end.

Several local radio show use act-ma to keep track of their event
announcements, so you make it much more likely that your event will also
get announced on the radio if you use this format.

Seehttp://www.act-ma.org/raadio.htm    information about those shows.

Seehttp://www.act-ma.org/post.htm    for more tips about the subject line
which is the most important part of any announcement.

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