Goodness, I hate SPAM. I hate sending it out too.
Anyway, as you all know, our attempts to mail the millions of There members to let them know about the survey has had mixed success, mostly due to the ever-vigilant SPAM detectors at places like Yahoo and Comcast (good for them, actually).
Last night, we decided to bite the bullet and spend some money and use a “real” email service to do the mailing. This would be money out of our pockets, but that’s OK.
To keep it from being completely ridiculous (there are LOTS of accounts that never visited in the system, for example), we’ve decided to limit the mailing to folks who logged in in roughly the last year of There’s existence (2009-2010).
We’ll hopefully do that this week. Some of you may get a duplicate notice but, judging from the response so far (“My preeecious, I haven’t gotten my preeeciousss email yet. Preeciousss….” 🙂 ), I think that will be OK.
Also, we’re thinking that if we DO re-open, we will probably do it in a staged fashion: ThereIM first, then “Public Lands”, then “Houses”, and finally “Real Estate”. Please don’t indunate us with questions about that yet, but I wanted to let you know we were considering that.
(Even if we do do a staged approach, we’re going to try and restore everything just as you left them).