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#1 2011-11-23 12:44:13

Rxke
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2003-11-03
Posts: 3,658

How's the Society doing right now?

I'm a bit concerned, the site is only half-functional, some pages direct to placeholders or worse...

Won't that have very detrimental effects on membership-numbers?

For instance, the member pages seem to be offline, I finally splurged on a 3 years membership to celebrate the return of the forums (yes I was *that* happy smile )

But... after paying, I didn't even get redirected to a valid page... So for all I know, that money might now be somewhere bouncing around in the intertubes...


ExoMars' launcher's 2nd stage is probably en route to Mars. Unsterilised... yikes

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#2 2011-11-23 16:35:49

Grypd
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From: Scotland, Europe
Registered: 2004-06-07
Posts: 1,862

Re: How's the Society doing right now?

Hi Rxke.

To be honest im not sure that the Mars Society is all that healthy. Lets hope that New Mars gets some more support now its back.


Chan eil mi aig a bheil ùidh ann an gleidheadh an status quo; Tha mi airson cur às e.

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#3 2011-11-23 17:04:04

James Burk
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From: Seattle, WA
Registered: 2011-11-17
Posts: 148
Website

Re: How's the Society doing right now?

Hi guys,

Rxke, I am sorry to hear about your membership renewal issue.  Please send me a screenshot of the error if you can. I can also confirm that your membership was credited for the 3 years.  Soon we will have a members area where you will be able to see that yourself.

I can speak for whether the Mars Society is healthy or not, it definitely is.  Membership is already up from last year.  We are working towards the new field season of MDRS and will have some announcements soon on the 2012 convention activities.

When I joined as Webmaster in July, there was a huge backlog of work which we are still getting through.  Restoring the New Mars Forums was one of those items that I am happy to be able to check off the list. smile

Thanks,
-James


James Burk | Webmaster & IT Director | The Mars Society
jburk@marssociety.org  |  +1 (206) 601-7143

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#4 2011-11-24 01:09:22

Rxke
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2003-11-03
Posts: 3,658

Re: How's the Society doing right now?

jburk wrote:

Membership is already up from last year.....



......there was a huge backlog of work which we are still getting through.  Restoring the New Mars Forums was one of those items that I am happy to be able to check off the list. smile

Thanks,
-James


Now *that* is good news smile There's a lot of Mars talk in the media, of course, people might be looking around.

I fully understand there was/is a huuge load of work to be done, and kudos for doing it 8)

re: screenshot: it was on another computer than the one I'm using now, I'll see if I can resurrect that page through the history when I'm back. The only problem with it was one doesn't get something that  explicitly says the transfer went all right. Pretty robust redirect system, though.


ExoMars' launcher's 2nd stage is probably en route to Mars. Unsterilised... yikes

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#5 2016-01-11 10:42:09

Trevor
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Registered: 2016-01-09
Posts: 1

Re: How's the Society doing right now?

Is there an update on this? I just paid my membership dues and haven't gotten anything in return. Is there a time delay or something further to do after paying? I was expecting at least a welcome email.


"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan

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#6 2017-07-07 04:16:24

Cosmin Panaete
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Registered: 2017-07-07
Posts: 2

Re: How's the Society doing right now?

Trevor wrote:

Is there an update on this? I just paid my membership dues and haven't gotten anything in return. Is there a time delay or something further to do after paying? I was expecting at least a welcome email.

Same question here. I just paid for lifetime membership and have not received even a confirmation email.

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#7 2017-07-07 09:17:38

jburk
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From: Seattle, WA
Registered: 2011-11-17
Posts: 148
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Re: How's the Society doing right now?

Please contact our Membership Department.  Carie Fay (cfay@marssociety.org) is the main contact.


James Burk | Webmaster & IT Director | The Mars Society
jburk@marssociety.org  |  +1 (206) 601-7143

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#8 2017-07-09 10:34:14

Cosmin Panaete
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Registered: 2017-07-07
Posts: 2

Re: How's the Society doing right now?

Thank you very much for your swift reply. I have written Ms. Fay .

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#9 2017-07-11 00:50:30

jburk
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From: Seattle, WA
Registered: 2011-11-17
Posts: 148
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Re: How's the Society doing right now?

Two thumbs up.


James Burk | Webmaster & IT Director | The Mars Society
jburk@marssociety.org  |  +1 (206) 601-7143

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#10 2020-01-19 09:14:42

tahanson43206
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Registered: 2018-04-27
Posts: 3,049

Re: How's the Society doing right now?

This is for SpaceNut primarily ...

The Mars Society has a chapter in the state where I live, and a member listed affiliation in his LinkedIn profile.

He responded recently that he had not been aware of this forum.

This feedback of one data point is insufficient to suggest anything, of course, but it IS a reminder that the existence of the forum is not necessarily known to Mars Society members.

In addition, Mr. Burk has been working on building a new forum for Mars Society members, so the natural direction would be for them to go there.

(th)

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#11 2020-01-19 12:21:46

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 19,155

Re: How's the Society doing right now?

I am sure that the data point was missed more than once all over the world as there are lots of other websites which do advocate as being for and with the society.
Some chapters are doing there own web locations to keep data on for there membership and many were using the yahoo groups that are no more.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Society
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Society_Australia

A quick google
http://chapters.marssociety.org/  Chapters of the Mars Society
http://ohio.marssociety.org/        Mars Society Ohio Chapter
https://purdue.marssociety.org/    Purdue Mars Activities and Research Society
https://marssociety.org.au/        Australia Mars Society
https://marssocietyuk.org/         Mars Society UK.
https://www.marssocietylondon.com/ Mars Society London
http://nextgen4.marssociety.org/
http://colorado.marssociety.org/       Rocky Mountain Mars Society
http://peru.marssociety.org/?page_id=594  THE MARS SOCIETY – PERU …

http://mars160.marssociety.org/    UTAH Desert research website
http://mdrs2016.marssociety.org/   Mars Desert Research Station
http://fmars.marssociety.org/       FMARS – Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station
http://urc.marssociety.org/           University Rover Challenge
https://southasia.marssociety.org/irc/    Indian Rover Challenge (IRC) | Mars Society South Asia
http://education.marssociety.org/   Mars Society’s Education Task Force

http://radio.marssociety.org/          Red Planet Radio

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#12 2020-02-13 09:13:59

Grypd
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From: Scotland, Europe
Registered: 2004-06-07
Posts: 1,862

Re: How's the Society doing right now?

Great to hear that the MS is getting more organised


Chan eil mi aig a bheil ùidh ann an gleidheadh an status quo; Tha mi airson cur às e.

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