Fundraising at Chebucto Community Net
Chebucto Community Net is funded largely through memberships in the society
which operates it. The current financial situation is very bleak and we
encourage all users to join the society and/or make donations. Please read
the report of the recent Members' Forum in the December edition of CCN
Connections for more details.
Below, you will find further information on
Custom User Names
Custom User Names are now available to Supporting Members of our Community
Net Society. Become a Supporting Member and have your mail reflect your
interest or occupation or dream view of yourself or just be a name instead
of a number! Please note that this non-essential but desirable feature is a
benefit only available to Supporting Members!
The good names are going to be taken quickly, so read on for how you can reserve yours!
As long as you remain a
supporting member you will retain your chosen custom user name.
Mail addressed to your current user name will be automatically forwarded to your
new custom user name.
cease to be a supporting member, your user name will revert to your current
letter/number login name.
Supporting Members are those who choose to support Chebucto Community Net
with an annual membership fee/donation of $50 (or more) for an individual
and $100 (or more) for a family.
If you have already contributed at the Supporting level, read on to reserve your
name -- not further payment is necessary.
Approval of Names
The custom user name must be approved by the Resource Development
Committee. Names are restricted to up to 8 letters and /or numerals, with
only dash, period and underscore as punctuation. Names that might be considered rude or obscene by reasonable
adults will not be approved as User Names are a part of the projected
public image of Chebucto Community Net. It is important to note that your
real name will be displayed in brackets in all outgoing mail and postings
to usenet groups. Therefore, a custom id does not provide anonymity to any
Chebucto Community Net user.
To order your custom id
If you are not already a Supporting Member, send a cheque or money order for $50 ($100 for family) to:
Chebucto Community Net
Room 125, Chase Building
Be sure to clearly mark your current user id and the requested custom id on
the back of your cheque. Family Supporting Members should send a single cheque with information for all applicable accounts recorded on the back.
Continue using your current login name until
notified that your custom id has been approved and is now installed.
Forwarding of mail from your former e-mail address to the new custom user
name will be done automatically as soon as installation is complete.
Follow this link to the on-line
form which must be completed. Here you will request your custom
user name which will be reserved for one week, pending receipt of your
cheque or money order and human approval of your chosen name.
All orders received before the end of December will have one year added to
your current membership renewal date. If you have renewed recently, you
will essentially have Supporting Member status for two years!
Give the gift that benefits both the recipient and Chebucto Community Net.
If you wish to order a Custom User Name for a friend or relative, send your
cheque along with the name and mailing address of the person to receive it.
We will send them a certificate along with details on how to register.
This can be done for people who are now members or for those who do not yet
use CCN. Gift Certificates are also available for all other levels of
T-Shirts and Mugs
We still have some t-shirts and mugs with Chebucto Community Net logos. These
must be sold before we can afford to order new ones with the CCN
Community Net logo! T-shirts are available in Large and Extra Large for
$10 and mugs in a standard size are only $2.50. All prices include GST! A
volunteer has offered to deliver orders of $15 or more within metro. To
order, please write with name,
delivery address, and phone number.
If you want more information on any of these items, please write Joan Macintosh.