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    My members recently asked if they could subscribe to our various topical forums as a group with a single subscription, as opposed to subscribing to each forum individually. They are accustomed to the old Yahoo list serve and are perhaps a bit lazy. But when I thought about the idea it seemed to make sense.

    The whole point of topic-specific forums was to make it easier to find specific types of information and comments. Unfortunately, in my case it seems to be generating the reverse effect. Instead of getting involved in discussions they are avoiding them. So, if you can see the value of an option that allows a member to subscribe to all current and future forums in a single operation, I would like to offer that as a feature enhancement.

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    The Wild Apricot online documentation suggests using Polldaddy for polls and surveys. When I checked it out I found one aspect of the service that was a deal killer for me. In their terms of service they state that in the free version they would post all of your polls and surveys for public consumption. Here is the text of that term:

    13.6. All polls created in the "Polldaddy Free" accounts will be submitted to our directory found at "http://polldaddy.com/community ". Only "Pro" accounts have the option to set their polls as private.

    I found this completely unacceptable, so I searched for an alternative and decided to try Zoomerang, with which I was already familiar. I didn't know that they offered a free, limited account and I was very pleased with the terms and the quality of the offering. Perhaps it will work as well for other Wild Apricot users until and unless it becomes a part of the feature set of the service.

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