While Ning has been good for this website, much of the community building of NASAGA over the years came through an email mailing list.
We had hoped that this site could completely replace the email mailing list and that people would use Connect --> NASAGA Digest to sign up for what email they wanted to receive from the Ning site. But unfortunately we have had issues with that service, and not everyone wants to join Ning in the first place for various reasons. Plus, even if you saw the email digest, if you wanted to respond, you couldn't just click "Respond" in your email, but needed to go to the site, log-in, and then make your comments / discussion.
We want a very low bar of entry (just an email) to see and respond to the NASAGA chatter. So we have created NASAGA-Mail@googlegroups.com
To Subscribe to this new mailing list: Send an email to email@example.com
To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to
For more email mailing list options, visit this group at
Please forward this message to anyone in the past who you know was on the old mailing lists, but never switched over to the Ning site.
Your message is timely, I was thinking about posting. Forwards, upwards, onwards together! (Bahamian National Motto for those who want to know).
I have been going through the exercise of building a forum, so am interested in seeing if google groups will work for NASAGA. I hope there is a daily (or weekly) digest setting.
What was the old protocol that was discontinued with the introduction Ning (i.e. did it have a name)? More importantly, is there anyway to retrieve those discussions? Many times I have tried to find Thiagi's nuggets on games vs. simulations.
Nice to see your post. I so enjoyed your sessions at the DC conference. The evolution of the nasaga site was from a separate site and yahoo groups list to a site on web crossing this combined both email and web site. It worked well but became very expensive to continue. At the time ning was free. Ning didnt have a built in email although it does have a plug in that allows you to get an email digest from the ning site. People don't use it much. It does work nicely. I use it myself.
overall nasagan's were most participatory on the email list. I guess it is old school that way.
When I clicked on the link to "subscribe" it pops up as "unsubscribe"!
You are correct - I can't edit my post now, so you just need to take the "un" part out in the mail software or use send an email to email@example.com