Monday, September 3, 2007

Announcements for September 2-9


No website is truly free. HASA does not display ads or charge for memberships, but there are still costs associated with running the website. The website depends on member donations to pay its monthly hosting fee of $150.00.

Currently available funding: 581.43
To provide funding through: November 2007.

If anyone would like to make a donation, you may do so at the Donations page.


As I mentioned last week, many HASA forums are now visible to all site visitors, not just members. If you would like a forum that you created to be visible to site visitors, please do the following:

1. Log in to HASA.
2. Go to .
3. Click the "Manage" link beside the story you would like to make public.
4. Click the "Edit Discussion" link.
5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Beside "Who may read? Choose your reading audience", change the selection to "Open to all HASA Members, General Public may read".
6. Click the "Edit Forums" button.
7. Click the "My Forums" link.

That will make that forum visible to the public. Just repeat steps 3-7 for any other forum you'd like to make publicly visible. If you have any problems please email


HASA Challenges needs a new challenges assistant to help out with the Birthday Cards forums. This challenges assistant would do the following:

--- start a thread in the birthday drabbles forum (link below under BIRTHDAY DRABBLES) a few days before the first of the month
--- create a challenge for the drabbles written for birthday requests
--- as birthday babies make drabble requests in the birthday drabbles forum, edit the first post in the thread to include their request
--- close the birthday challenge a few days after the last day of the month. Make public if enough drabbles have been written
--- add stories containing drabbles to playlist.

This takes a little bit of time at the beginning of the month (maybe an hour or two once a month, if that much). You'd also need to be available to answer any questions people have about the drabble-writing. Mainly, we just need someone who can reliably get things set up on time and who can reply to any questions reasonably quickly.

If you're interested in helping out with this please email


The HASA forum where HASA members can request birthday drabbles is now set up. If you have a September birthday, please request a drabble at the Birthday Drabbles forum.


This month's challenge bulletin has just been posted. You can find it here.

We're running low on challenges that are currently going on, so if you have an idea you think would make a good challenge, feel free to do it at the Prospective Challenges forum.

Happy writing!

Fangedly yours,
>:-E Marta

PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next week's announcement? If so, please email

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