Welcome to the New Shareholder Forum
After much discussion and planning we have decided to migrate our old listserv system into this more common, user-friendly online forum format. Like the listserv this forum will be for Co-op Shareholders Only. You will need to register to become a member of this forum.
We have decided to do this in an effort to foster communication within our community and make it more accessible to more shareholders. We are aware that Mad River Glen's culture can be somewhat "resistant to change" and that we may have a few hiccups to start. However, after much deliberation we know that the benefits will far outweigh any short-term confusion. Some of the benefits include;
1. Forums are more common and folks tend to be more familiar with it. We hope that this will increase usage and foster communication.
2. Instead of a stream of emails forum users will find discussion threads so you can read about the topics that interest you most.
3. Threads will be searchable
4. Users will now be able to post pictures and video
5. We will be able to utilize Co-op volunteers as moderators for the forum.
6. Listserv posts won't "go missing" due to SPAM filters, attachments and file sizes.
7. The administration of the forum will be much more streamlined
8. We can do very quick polling of our shareholder community.
9. Shareholders will be able to be notified, if they wish, for every post or for posts about specific threads.
10. And Finally - we can all utlize cheesy smilies like this!
Thank you for your patience as we make this switch and please be sure to let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Mad River Glen
PO Box 1089
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone: (802) 496-3551 extension: 111