Chicago Astronomer Member Addresses Lost... Oct 27, 2006 23:35:19 GMT -6
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Oct 27, 2006 23:35:19 GMT -6
Computer Snafu causes Data Loss for Local Chicago area Members[/center][/color]
Fellow Chicago Astronomers,
As computers often do, mine started to act up strangely Tuesday and just refused me access to the net. A complete and fresh reformat was looong over do, and I diligently saved all my data, including local Chicago Astronomer email addresses...or so I thought.
After a clean reformat and OS installation, my email client said it
did not like the data that it saved itself - in the saved folder, and refused to import the addresses and mails back. Never had this problem before, and I saved it twice in different locations before the reformat, but it did not matter. I guess the OS was so corrupt that any burning of data carried along with it the fluke.
So anyway, here is the scoop...
General worldwide members of the Chicago Astronomer are fine. Your memberships and addresses are good. Apart from this email list, (that you are apparently on), I maintain a different local Chicago Area email list. That's the one where local members receive info, notices and updates on local events and activities such as star parties, screenings and other get togethers.
Now, most of the local members also maintain a Chicago Astronomer Forum membership, but not all. There is a gap between the two, and that's why sometimes some of you get two slightly different email updates of the Chicago Astronomer.
I request that if you still desire to receive Chicago Astronomer
updates and notices, or want to start receiving them- to please send me an email, and we will build this list back up.
If you know some of our members, please do notify them of the situation and have them email me too please. If you have their email addresses, send them along to me too. I will save the info more often and securely from now on.
As always, your info is kept private and confidential, and only to be used when the mother ship lands...
My apologies for the inconvenience and snafu.
Chicago Astronomer Joe