(Offline, like the forum or the guestbook. Guess, this won't be
happening in the foreseeable future...)
All right, we've been having serious problems. Until a short while ago, we
have been using Listbot.com as our provider for a free-of-charge
newsletter. Since that service has shut down as of August 2001, we had to
face two choices: Either upgrade to Listbot's pay-service (yes, that one's
still operational, but pretty expensive, darn them) or go back to the
tired simple mail version.
Uh-huh, you guessed it: You send you e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org,
and the next time there's a newsletter, I'll include you in my list.
What do you mean, "the next time there's a newsletter"? I
thought this was supposed to be weekly?!
Good question. Thanks for asking, Marc, I can always rely on me -
uhhhh, "you" - to point out the interesting.
As you may have noticed, we launched the website with the full intent of
releasing some material every week. We lasted almost six months, but the
site didn't get the attention (i.e. clicks) we had been hoping for.
Whatever the reason, the people who did find their way have stayed around,
as far as we can tell.
Still, since we've switched our main focus to writing and selling novels,
the updates on the site have moved to the background. Every now and then
we will still publish some new material, very irregularly. "Whenever
we feel like it" is an apt description. At that point, we'll send out
a newsletter and inform you that there's something new to be found. And
now and then, if we have some interesting information on our progress,
you'd be liable to find a letter in your mailbox as well.
But that would probably wind up to be something like a mail every three to
four weeks, so you don't have to worry about getting your mailbox bombed!
Your e-mail address is only used to mail you the
newsletter. We don't sell the address or forward it in any way. If you
would like to discontinue receiving the newsletter, please send a mail to email@example.com.
We would also be very happy to include some
"community" messages in our newsletter, e.g. if one of you is
looking for fellow role-players in his or her area or perhaps someone
wants to sell a few books.
If you would like to
place an ad or announcement in the Gushemal Newsletter, please send a mail
note that we will screen all ads whether they are suitable for our
newsletter; no adult or illegal material is allowed. We're a good little
company, after all!