Cubit MEMBER issues forum: opt-out of mass mail

 
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ImageAngelSong
Apr 26, 2010 1:20 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
Victoria, TX
Is there a way to up-front opt out of mass c-mails?

I've gotten two recently, and don't really need to see them. They're "news announcements". If it's in the cubit, I'll see it. No need to remind me via C-mail.

Curious if there's some preferences setting I can click on.. Smiling thanks
ImageCandyce
Apr 26, 2010 1:26 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Hi, Jennifer!
I realize that I am one of those mass C-Mail people you must be referring to here. It was actually the very first time I sent one to all of my Cubit Members.

That said, as a Cubit Owner, I have no way of knowing your preferences once you have joined a Cubit. I wish I could read everyone's mind and tell myself that I wouldn't have to send out an announcement to so-and-so because, even though so-and-so rarely posts, so-and-so is always reading the threads in the Forums.

I agree that perhaps there could be a way that a member could request from each Cubit Owner that they as a Cubit Member not receive any mass C-Mails.
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ImageAngelSong
Apr 26, 2010 1:34 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
Victoria, TX
That's why if there's a user setting that doesn't allow them to go through, this awkward discussion never happens.

ImageCandyce
Apr 26, 2010 1:46 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
I agree.
This is a good suggestion, though. I'm not finding it awkward. More enlightening, if you will.
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Imagedave
Apr 26, 2010 2:37 PM CST
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas
Resident cubit-master
The only option I can see here is that you can opt out of receiving cmails altogether, but I don't see a big point in that.

The way the c-mail blast feature works is that you put together a list of members and then send a cmail to that group. Opting out would essentially mean that you're opting out of receiving cmail.

I think the solution here is to simply unjoin whatever cubits are sending you blasts that you don't want...
ImagePatti1957
Apr 26, 2010 2:48 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Maybe a cubit owner could use the voting feature and ask their members what they would prefer. I have decided not to use the mass c-mail feature for the fear of running off members. Some people just don't like it. I can take it or leave it but I tend to lean more to the leave it side.
Imagethreegardeners
Apr 26, 2010 3:21 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
Well, now that I know it isn't always appreciated I won't do it anymore. I'll just post new things on the Cubits right side info area and hope everybody notices it.

Sorry Jennifer.
ImageCandyce
Apr 26, 2010 3:24 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
ditto for me, as well.
I don't wish to lose my members, at all. We're having too much fun!
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Imagethreegardeners
Apr 26, 2010 3:27 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
oh, and I did put up a poll asking if folks would like to receive c-mail notifications for special events. I didn't get a single response, either yes or no, so I just figured nobody cared either way and sent the c-mail.

Again, sorry. I don't want to lose Cubit members over something like that.
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Imagedave
Apr 26, 2010 3:42 PM CST
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas
Resident cubit-master
Something for you all to think about: I learned long ago to generally not make policy based on one person's feedback.

It may be that dozens of people like receiving your cmails. If one person says they don't like it, all they have to do is unjoin your cubit and their own problem is solved. Don't punish the rest of your members.

Now, if more than one person complains, then it may be time to re-think your decision, but I would never remove some useful thing based on only one person's feedback.
Val
Apr 26, 2010 4:06 PM CST
Name: Val
Ohio
I can see how mass c-mails could be useful for cubit owners but I would probably be one of those people who would opt to unjoin instead of receiving them.
(I'm not a member of any cubits who have used the mass c-mail option yet so this hasn't been an issue for me)
ImageUniQueTreasures
Apr 26, 2010 6:01 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
I agree with Dave wholeheartedly. I have no problems receiving cmail blasts. It's about the only way a cubit owner can get info out to all of it's members. Just because something is posted on the right side info bar doesn't mean that all the members will see it. That isn't an available WATCH type thing. I have lots of cubits that I'm a member of, but just because there's a red YES there, I might not have time at this moment to go there to see what's new. When I do have time, I'll go see what's happening. By that time though, I might have missed something that would have been fun to do.

I don't think the cubit owners will be sending out a whole bunch of them so I don't see the big deal. So if you're sending out blast emails from cubits that I'm a part of, please continue sending them to me. Big Grin

Janet
ImageAngelSong
Apr 27, 2010 6:13 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
Victoria, TX
Okay, thanks for addressing my question.
Mindy03
Apr 27, 2010 9:47 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure

The way the c-mail blast feature works is that you put together a list of members and then send a cmail to that group. Opting out would essentially mean that you're opting out of receiving cmail.

Dave's reponse indciates that the owners make the c mail blast list so I'm wondering

If the cubic owner is putting the list together for the c mail blast coudln't we just delete the ones who let us know they don't want to receive them from the list? If that would solve the issue then the member can stay joined but not receive the c mail blasts.
Imagestarlight1153
Apr 27, 2010 9:55 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
You got it Mindy. : ) I have been getting some group blasts but received a cmail first asking if I wanted to be put on that list. If you getting c-mail group blasts that you don't want. all anybody ha s to do is send them a cmail saying pleas e take me off group blasts mailing. real easy.
ImageKatg
Apr 27, 2010 10:02 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Do you do this by creating a separate group?
ImageUniQueTreasures
Apr 27, 2010 10:02 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Creating yet another "special" emailing list would require a lot of work on the cubit owner's part, adding members, trying to remember who wants in and who doesn't. Already they can take a list of members of their cubit and just send one email.

Cubits has come such a long way already and there is still more to do I'm sure. Why should one person make so much work for someone else when they can just un-join from the group if it bothers them so much? I'm not trying to be ugly here, just stating the obvious. Group hug I love all of my members, but I have too much to do already, just trying to keep up with what's happening to be pandering to one person's "needs". If folks are so worried about being "politically correct" and not offending anyone, that's their business. I don't intend to run anyone off, but we all need to give and take here.

As Dave said, cubit owners will need to weigh the desire of one person against what's best for the cubit overall.
Val
Apr 27, 2010 11:15 AM CST
Name: Val
Ohio
It's really not a problem to unjoin to avoid the mass mailings.
However, I would disagree with the premise that almost all members will love mass mailings and only one person will ever find them irritating. Still, if that's what a site wants to do to their members, that should certainly be their choice.

Perhaps it would be nice if in the terms of the site it were to state that by joining a cubit, a person is automatically opting in to have mass c-mailings from that cubit. That way a potential member would understand upfront that this will happen if they choose to join.

But again, if a cubit owner doesn't want to supply that info upfront, that should still be a choice that the owner should be able to make.
Imageplantladylin
Apr 30, 2010 7:30 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
I opt for continuing to receive c-mail blasts! I don't notice the stuff on the right side info bar ... and I sure don't want to miss anything! Smiling
Imagegardener2005
May 5, 2010 1:37 PM CST
Name: Karen
Zone 8b
One idea would be to place a note at the bottom of your cmail blasts that says,"If you wish to opt out of recieiving Cmail blasts from this Cubit please answer and simpy write "opt out please" and you`ll never get another one. Then the cubit owner can adjust their lists according to this private feedback and everyone is happy! If it is only one person then it is not much trouble at all. If you get a lot of opt out responses to the point it is a pain to adjust the list then maybe it is a bad idea for that particular cubit. kwim?

Karen

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