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December 14, 2013, 08:49:59 AM
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Due to my time constraints and advancement of technology, I am leaving the forum up so people can read past quotes, but I can no longer keep it active. Registration is disabled. If you still want to register, you can find me on my website: pawstalk.net and request manual registration.

Currently, the best practice forum I've found is this one: http://talktoanimals.weebly.com -- I am looking into using this site for my own students, but it appears to be a useful practice site.

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Caat
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January 14, 2014, 05:18:34 AM
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That's a shame Caat, have you got the new resource setup yet?

January 14, 2014, 08:56:40 AM
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Hi Little River.

Well, yes and no. I know I would like to start the community on Google Plus, which I actually have set it up, I just haven't done anything with it or linked to it yet because I'm not exactly sure how to make it work.

I really like the forum because things can be easily put into different categories and topics, and people aren't too confused by it. It's also good because I can have a measure of control over it so that people aren't just asking for free readings from unsupervised students for things where there is potential for harm: like serious illness or serious behavioral or emotional problems. I also like someplace for my students to go, but I do find that dies out quickly after the class has ended.

It's been so slow here that the only thing I do every time is spend lots of time rejecting literally hundreds of people trying to join who are spammers. The problem is some legitimate people are getting lost in that. And, it just never took off the way I had hoped. I think now, too, so many people are doing social media things, I'm not sure they're finding this and I don't have the time I used to to devote to it. I'm writing a book, and working on some other teaching projects, as well as doing readings.

So I'll ask you guys, what would you like your practice to look like? On Google Plus, it would be a community where we could post photos, I could create different topics, like 'cats' 'dogs' or whatever. But I'm thinking I need to make it something that people request to join rather than just making it public, or it can get out of hand.

Or, I could keep this or that open, but create a 'closed' group there where people pay a small monthly or yearly fee and I give personalized help with the practice, having the students, perhaps, submit their animals for practice.

I really like offering a resource for people to practice, but either people just don't want to take advantage of it, they are interested in other forms, or maybe it's that because it's free, people don't find much value in it on a sub-conscious level. Any suggestions you all have would be welcome.

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January 14, 2014, 09:26:25 AM
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Yes it's a difficult one. I'm not convinced google+ is the right direction as it is quite difficult to get your head around and not many people use it. Facebook would be better but it would need to be a closed group so you can only allow real people in who are interested in the subject.

Spammers are a big issue on forums but on the other hand you have loads of great content here and it ranks well in the search engines. Perhaps there is a better anti-spam solution for the forum?

I must admit I haven't been on here much but that's more to do with family and work life getting in the way and me not doing much AC - something which I'm determined to change this year!

I'm sure whatever you do will be the right decision - just ask a wise animal what to do lol!

July 30, 2014, 04:10:27 AM
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Just a thought, I'm a member of a closed animal communication group on Facebook which seems to work really well because just about everyone is on Facebook these days. Because it's closed, you can allow/disallow people to join and their posts/comments etc are not seen outside of the group, which is good because I don't want some people to know I'm doing this stuff yet!

Do you have a Facebook page yet? I think it's a group you need rather than a page though.