The Golden Age of Hollywood

I want to thank everyone who so generously helped me pay this year's bill. I am annually humbled by the charity shown and willingness to keep GAOH alive. I hope that this year we will gain some new members and things will pick up.

Related to that I was wondering if everyone prefers to leave the group a "closed" community or should we open it up so everything can be seen by visitors? Currently, the only thing a visitor to the group can actually see is the Main page. We would still be able to screen people who want to join but the whole site would be visible to anyone passing by. What do you all think? If you prefer more privacy then we need to leave it closed. If you want anyone stopping by to see what the whole site is about we have to open it up.


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Comment by kareng on July 20, 2017 at 6:56am
I'm so glad about GAOH being funded for another year! Thank you to the generous members who contributed and sorry I wasn't around for the fundraiser. My brother in law died suddenly last week. Happy the site is open if it helps the activity level. Best wishes all.
Comment by Ktrek on July 7, 2017 at 1:00pm

Well, that's good news! I don't care if the community remains small but I do care that it remains active.

Comment by Rosie Sayer on July 7, 2017 at 11:10am

I just noticed that of the recent forum discussions listed on the main page, there are 6 different people who were the last to respond. This is progress! These are not new members, but it seems that the existing members are making an effort to be more active here.

Comment by Ktrek on July 7, 2017 at 8:34am

OK based on the consensus of you three I opened up the site for public viewing. Thanks for your input. Now let's see if it will make a difference. If it does I'll have to go into the member log and delete some unused accounts because to maintain this price point with Ning we have to stay under 1500 members. Thanks for answering my question.


Comment by Michael B. Druxman on July 7, 2017 at 7:14am

Open it up, but screen the people.

Comment by Rosie Sayer on July 6, 2017 at 10:40am

I agree with Midge. I think the fact that passers-by can't explore the site might be one of the reasons more people don't join. The sign-up process is a hurdle that someone might not want to surmount without knowing more.

Comment by Midge on July 6, 2017 at 1:05am

Considering how tough it is to keep a message board going these days, I vote for keeping it open. Besides, I would never post anything that private here.

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