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Author Topic: Newsletter for May 8th, 2007 - Codename "Discounts Galore"  (Read 10339 times)

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Newsletter for May 8th, 2007
Codename "Discounts Galore"


"If you read nothing else on our site, read our BLOG"




1. DonationCoder.com News
Do you wake up in the middle of the night with a cold sweat fearing that you missed some important news on our website?  We didn't think so.  But you might still be interested in catching up on some official news from the site.



2. Discounts for May
Supporting Members, you've only got until May 15th to enter this month's shareware giveaway, and until May 31st to take advantage of this month's discounts.  As we noted above, Carl Thorpe has volunteered to take over as Discount Coordinator on the site, and will be contacting companies on your behalf to get discounts on your favorite software.  So if you have a program you'd like to see a discount on, stop by and send cthorpe a message on the forum -- he'll try his best to make it happen.



3. Your Input Requested!
We want your participation on the DC forum! It's ok if you're normally shy and reserved and scared to post questions and comments -- we give you permission to make an exception for these posts.  Some people think our forum is only for expert power users, but it's really a giant mix of users, and we want you to participate, regardless of your background.  So take a deep breath and jump in!



4. Mini-Reviews by Members
The mini review section is where members on our forum can post short reviews about programs they like.  It's a great way to spread the news about an under-appreciated application, and discover a new program.  We've got some nice new mini-reviews for you this month.  What's that? You want to read more? You can view them all at: http://minireviews.donationcoder.com.



5. Fun and Games
Our readers are obsessed with productivity and time management, but even the hardest workers need an occasional quick burst of recreation and diversion.  Nothing too complicated -- just enough to recharge your batteries.



6. General Software Discussion
Above all else, discussion on the DonationCoder.com forum focuses around software, old and new, and finding the best tool for the job.  Have a question or want advice on what program to use? Ask it!



7. Coding Snacks and Software Updates
Do you know about our Coding Snacks section? If you don't then you need to fire your personal assistant.  In the Coding Snacks section of our forum people can post ideas for small utilities that they need, and coders who hang out on our site try to implement them as freeware for everyone to use.  Do you have an idea for a small tool you really wish existed, post it!



8. The Wonderful World of the Web
Are you suffering from IOS (Internet Overload Syndrome)?  We thought so.  Have you just figured out what web2.0 means? (get ready because web3.0 is coming soon).  To help reduce your overload, here's a list of some of the more interesting website discussions, debates, and discoveries that have come up on the forum over the last month..



9. Developer's Corner
Don't be thrown off by the name of this section on our forum.  It's not just for programmers.  It's also for people interested in starting their own business and website developers, students and entrepreneurs.  Even if you're not sure whether you belong in that category, you might want to peek your head in and see if there's anything interesting out there that might want you to start up a new hobby.



10. Website of the Month
Did you know that DonationCoder.com has a list of all of our past best-of-the-web recommendations.

  • Our website of the month in May is ghacks.net - a great daily blog for software news and discovery, and pc optimization tips.


Thank you for your continuing support of our site.  Your donations make everything we do possible!
« Last Edit: May 24, 2007, 01:06:09 PM by mouser »

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Re: --> Newsletter for May 8th, 2007 - Codename "Discounts Galore"
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2007, 02:06:33 PM »
Great newsletter, mouser! Now, where are the cody club tasks then (not that I've finished with the last batch of tasks, but they're on my "to do" list!)?

Thanks!

Mike
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Re: --> Newsletter for May 8th, 2007 - Codename "Discounts Galore"
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2007, 02:10:47 PM »
Allen is writing php to manage all your cody tasks so you can see where you stand..
Furthermore, Cody has picked out his first selection of a gift to send to cody club allstars, so stay current with your tasks!
Lastly, for this newsletter, consider the "3. Your Input Requested!" section to be your cody task, i.e. post in any one of those threads that you have something to contribute :)

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Re: --> Newsletter for May 8th, 2007 - Codename "Discounts Galore"
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 02:16:21 PM »
Most excellent, meow-mesiter! I'm off the finish of my mini-review then...
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: --> Newsletter for May 8th, 2007 - Codename "Discounts Galore"
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007, 05:06:43 AM »
Quote from: mouser
6. General Software Discussion
We normally just have one "Software Discussion" section in our newsletter, but in the last month there have been so many noteworthy discussions about software that I've split up the posts into two sections.  This section has the more general discussions where multiple programs are referenced.


It's always good to see an overview mouser  :-*

a proposal
but
not wanting to complicate things tooo much for you  :)

how about including threads that are older but "hopping" again
what i had in mind was Superboyacs Notetaking thread & the one on image organisers which were both pretty busy in the last (i think) month or so
Tom

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Re: --> Newsletter for May 8th, 2007 - Codename "Discounts Galore"
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 05:10:17 AM »
dunno where i got that quote from in previous post  :tellme:

maybe copied it before you edited it??

anyways, not important ...
Tom

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Re: --> Newsletter for May 8th, 2007 - Codename "Discounts Galore"
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 10:30:02 AM »
thank you very much

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Re: --> Newsletter for May 8th, 2007 - Codename "Discounts Galore"
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 10:43:43 AM »
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dunno where i got that quote from in previous post -- maybe copied it before you edited it??
hehe yep, i corrected it.

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how about including threads that are older but "hopping" again
yep, i think that's a good idea.. maybe a little section of the newsletter pointing out some of the most popular recent discussions, whether old or new posts.

ps. welcome to the site vietson1, always nice to hear that people appreciate the newsletter  :up:

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Re: --> Newsletter for May 8th, 2007 - Codename "Discounts Galore"
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 09:56:40 PM »
the check-list will come in handy.. i think i've completed most of the tasks except for the biography thingy.. :)