Search found 51 matches

by Ian Thwaites
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: February eNews
Replies: 32
Views: 1236

Re: February eNews

You need to find the option for "whitelist" (varies from provider to provider) and add the details into this option. Thanks for the suggestions but I don't think it will work. I have looked for this option but could not find it so I tried the help option and found While Virgin Media Mail works hard...
by Ian Thwaites
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: February eNews
Replies: 32
Views: 1236

Re: February eNews

All I am very sorry that some people have had issues with the enews dropping into their spam folder. I will offer a solution in a minute but will just say. We are an organisation run by volunteers and all the officers put in lots of their spare time trying to do nice things for the members. The trus...
by Ian Thwaites
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus seed payment
Replies: 78
Views: 4885

Re: Cactus seed payment

There is in reality no real other way in which most members can express their opinions. Even, eg, election of officials at an AGM means disenfranchisement of the majority. I would not push for speedy change, but the society imo should move slowly but positively towards a different way of working. N...
by Ian Thwaites
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus seed payment
Replies: 78
Views: 4885

Re: Cactus seed payment

This thread has taken a rather strange turn. So perhaps I should make certain things very clear. We currently source our seeds from all over the world so I hope there will be little impact from Brexit. We are an international Cactus and Succulent Society (based in the UK) and the second largest in t...
by Ian Thwaites
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus seed payment
Replies: 78
Views: 4885

Re: Cactus seed payment

I have always said that I will not disadvantage any member I appreciate that, Ian. But to devise a new system that 100% satisfies nobody and is retrogressive is not the way forward. There is a choice to be made. Whether BCSS modernises, as other societies have, towards an internet-only system, or g...
by Ian Thwaites
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus seed payment
Replies: 78
Views: 4885

Re: Cactus seed payment

Trying to run an old-fashioned ordering system and a digital one in parallel would be challenging to say the least and I wouldn't like to be the person managing them. Terry, I do agree with you and as I have said I will never disadvantage the generation without internet but the society will need to...
by Ian Thwaites
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus seed payment
Replies: 78
Views: 4885

Re: Cactus seed payment

The problem with automated ordering systems is that they are strictly first-come, first-served. The smart phone brigade will be frequently checking for the new seed list around 10th December and there is potential for all the goodies to be sold-out before the conventional-orderers have a chance. Tr...
by Ian Thwaites
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus seed payment
Replies: 78
Views: 4885

Re: Cactus seed payment

I have to apologise for not really being on the forums enough but I do pop in every now and again to see whats going on. I have read this thread with interest and I have to say I agree with every comment made! The society does revolve around volunteers and we all owe them a great debt of gratitude f...
by Ian Thwaites
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld
Replies: 29
Views: 3393

Re: CactusWorld

Just to respond to the comment about CactusWorld and have I got news for you. This didn't just happen and a lot of work was done to ensure we got featured. It was effectively a free advert at prime time BBC TV that let everyone know there is a cactus publication in the UK. It reached 6 million peop...
by Ian Thwaites
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld
Replies: 29
Views: 3393

Re: CactusWorld

Just to respond to the comment about CactusWorld and have I got news for you. This didn't just happen and a lot of work was done to ensure we got featured. It was effectively a free advert at prime time BBC TV that let everyone know there is a cactus publication in the UK. It reached 6 million peopl...