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    Bernhard Rems's Avatar
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    Greetings!

    After months of planning and weeks of building and designing, I am happy to
    announce that the new amateur astronomy community is officially opened
    and online:

    http://www.theastronomers.com

    We would like to invite you to join the community here as registered
    user and to use the tools we have prepared for you:

    - news about amateur astronomy, science and spaceflight - with quick
    updates when things happen
    - a forum to discuss, offer advice, seek help and have fun
    - a private gallery for every registered user, with easy upload and
    generous diskspace
    - a general gallery where registered users can share their pictures,
    post comments and send e-cards
    - a review system to share your experience with equipment you use and to
    look what others think about a product you'd like to buy
    - a link section to promote your astronomy related personal homepage
    - an event calendar to announce your star parties, meetings etc.
    - private forums on request to have a secure and stable meeting point
    for your club/fellow amateur astronomers
    - and more to come in the near future

    Of course, everything is free - and even more: no ads on this site.

    The Astronomers are situated on a dedicated server to guarantee short
    response time and stability. This all is built to offer you a great
    place together with others interested in astronomy.

    Register at http://www.theastronomers.com and become a part of this
    friendly and helpful community - it's where you see more!

    Looking forward to your visit and active involvement,
    The Astronomers Site Team

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    There are only 105 members of your forum. Why bother when there is
    already sci.astro.amateur, with thousands of viewers. Not to mention
    Cloudy Nights, Astromart's forums and all of the astronomy Yahoo
    Groups.

    Matthew Ota


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    Matthew Ota schrieb:

    Why bother with Firefox when there is IE?
    Why bother with RC telesopes when there are Newtons?

    Because it's about choice.

    Bernhard


    PS: Back in 1999, I started a similar project for people interested in
    computer roleplaying games. There were only a handful of visitors per
    day. It became the largest independent site of its kind on the internet.

    Because it's about choice :-)

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    Matthew Ota wrote:

    Hi:

    There's a lot more to his site than just forums. Even if there weren't,
    there's always room for well-done. And this is. I think it's great and
    will be visiting it frequently.

    Peace,
    Rod Mollise
    Author of _Choosing and Using a Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope_

    Like SCTs and MCTs?
    Join the SCT User Mailing List.
    <http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/sct-user>

    See my home page at
    <http://skywatch.brainiac.com/astroland/index.htm>
    for further info

    For Uncle Rod's Astro Blog See:
    <http://journals.aol.com/rmollise/UncleRodsAstroBlog/>


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    OK, I will give the rest of the site a whirl when I have the time..

    Matthew Ota


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    2. Matthew Ota Sep 11, 3:35 pm show options

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    For Christ sake man, a site has got to start somewhere. Can I suggest
    you go back to bed and get back out again on the right side!


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    In article <1126600923.047783.57560@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>,
    michaelmorris4@hotmail.com says...
    Actually SAA only has 100 members -- the rest are trolls.

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    Matthew Ota wrote:


    Maybe because you could post about something you have been working on
    hard there without some asshole coming along and trying to tear it down?

    Just a thought.

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    Wait until all the glitches are fixed. I have tried to register, get it
    to recognize my password, get it to send me a password, answer an email
    .... all to no avail. Launched a little too soon??


    Greg Crinklaw wrote:


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    PJ wrote:

    --

    No, certainly not. :-)

    I politely ask you to accept the fact that people have to sleep from
    time to time. So asking me at 05:49 my local time to look at the problem
    and to tell me at 05:57 that I am unresponsive is a little bit harsh,
    don't you think?

    Anyway, I saw that you have fixed the problem yourself (by either
    remembering your pw or receiving the mail at last), since you were able
    to change your avatar. If not, please let me know, and I will mail out a
    new password to you (I can't see your exisiting one, for privacy reasons).

    Please bear in mind that the world has more than just one timezone.

    -------------------------------------
    Best,
    Bernhard Rems
    http://www.theastronomers.com

    The Astronomers
    Online Amateur Astronomers Community
    News - Gallery - Forum - Reviews
    and a bunch of helpful people
    -------------------------------------

 

 
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