[MA-SOC] MA's Site for Sore Eyes

Ralph Young ralphyoung at optonline.net
Wed Dec 28 23:19:17 EST 2005


Refer him to www.metroanime.org, the correct URL.  Marilyn, the
celestialusagi webmistress, handed the site over to Clyde months ago.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Oneirophile at aol.com>
To: <ma-nyc-soc at lists.baka.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 9:27 PM
Subject: [MA-SOC] MA's Site for Sore Eyes


> Kombanwa Mina-san,
>
> I just wrote an e-mail to my buddy Mark exhorting him to join Metro  Anime
in
> 2006.  As a motivating factor (or so I thought), I  referred him to our
site
> at
>
> _http://metroanime.celestialusagi.net/_
> (http://metroanime.celestialusagi.net/)
>
> After sending him the e-mail, I decided to give the site a  look-see
myself,
> which I hadn't done in a long time.
>
> What a shock!  The Main Page hasn't been updated since August, the  most
> recent event listed on the Events Page was 18 September, the Mailing Lists
page
> still lists the Go Club (which AFAIK hasn't been active for nearly a
year),
> and the Shopping Resources and Japanese Culture Pages are empty except for
an
> angsty Furuba character and an apology.
>
> When Mark or anybody else thinking about joining MA checks out our site,
> that's what they're going to see.  Would that motivate anyone to join  us?
> Methinks not.
>
> I know that it's hard work to set up an attractive, complex website
> (certainly, I couldn't do it in a million years), and I don't want to
sound like  a
> nit-picker.  But guys and gals, couldn't we do something to update,
upgrade,
> flesh out and beautify the Metro Anime website?  When we tell  someone
about our
> group, wouldn't it be nice to be able to refer them to an  incredible
website
> that would make them WANT to join?
>
> I know we have several stellar techies in our midst who'd be able to take
> care of the graphic aspects, several experts in anime, manga, and Asian
culture
> who'd be able to write up some kickass material for the Japanese  Culture
> page, and dozens of members who can contribute info about online and
real-world
> merchants to create a comprehensive Shopping Resources Page.
>
> Our website ought to reflect US, and (as otaku go, anyway) we're a pretty
> cool bunch of people.  So how about it, gang?  I propose a "Save the
Metro
> Anime Website" campaign for 2006.  What do you think?
>
> Just 2 Yen from the World's Oldest Newbie,
> The Jillster
>
> + + + + + + +  + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
> VOCATUS ATQUE NON VOCATUS DEUS  ADERIT
> ("Bidden or not bidden, God is present")
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