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Friday, October 31 2014 @ 03:17 AM CDT

Your New Web Site Turns One (One Month, That Is)

General NewsSo like the Phoenix that arose from the ashes, AOAS.ORG rises to the challenge!

Man, is this fun or what!? I love this new site and I can't say enough about what Dave Grosvold has done to make it not just user friendly, but an evolving entity with a life of it's own. Every single day, something new has been added or modified to make the site better. Please don't ever forget, this is your site! it gets better every time you add something or make a comment to it. It reflects on all of us as an organization, and right now, it's shining as brightly as MARS herself!

There are a couple of things I'd like to see more of, though. I need to see more comments from the membership. When we have a vote or poll on any subject, try to make some kind of comment. It doesn't matter if its a positive or negative comment, indeed, negative comments are sometimes more constructive in the long run than positive ones. Just take the time to speak your mind occasionally.

On another point, how many of you that visit our site regularly, know of another member who does not have a computer, or has no way to access the site on their own? Let's try to get every member we can to find a way to see our site! Encourage those you may know who don't have computer access to go to their public libraries and start using them to see what they're missing. This site is just as much their site as it is anyone else's, and they should participate in some way.

I'd also like to encourage all of our astrophotographers to submit their images to our main site as well as on their own pages so that more people will see them. We need your input of pics and images to round-out our site. Hopefully, you're getting some nice shots of Mars along with those already listed as well as my sketches. (By the way, is anybody else trying to sketch Mars?)

It has been a while since I saw the old site's "hit" numbers, and Dave might be able to respond with a comment on this story about how many "hits" we got in the previous 4 or 5 years, but I believe we've nearly doubled our old total in the first month of our newly rejuvinated site! It is truly phenomenal, and I hope you're enjoying it as much as we're enjoying ourselves in bringing it to you.
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Your New Web Site Turns One (One Month, That Is)
Authored by: R Parks onSunday, July 20 2003 @ 07:54 AM CDT
I love this site! The articles by members are great and full of information. I can\'t wait to start seeing photos!

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R Parks
Alma, AR
USA

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