Hi, all members and visitors!
I skirted making a letter last month, being away on holiday
Here is the 42nd month newsletter, I advanced it by one day,
seeing that the group is really quiet, what makes you so
pensive ? ;-))
1) Monthly stats
The membership was active again in the last 2 months with
ca 100 new members. Slower activity on the messages side,
140 in two months, but some on quite fundamental topics
Now 1250+ members, 5800+ messages.
Our sister list, Finance-academy picked up some speed
reaching the 170+ members area.
2) Further projects
As I already said, and was comforted by the polls results,
we could think about how to improve our "club-like" vocation
for subgroups of members having similar
* topics of interest (specific fields of research, of
* professional issues,
* geographical proximity
* or whatever.
One way could be to start a "webring" of related sites and fora,
some already existing and others to be created along those
This is not too difficult to do technically, but I didn't
advance much on this idea, not seing exactly what could be
useful for members. Any thoughts you could express would be
appreciated by the group, I'm sure.
Same thing for any proposal for new resources to add to the
group's files or the FAQ (see below section 3). A member
took contact and brought an idea that seems feasible and that
he is working on. If it can be launched, a message will
3) Group's resources, and their access
3a) Accessibility of resources
As attachments to messages are not kept anymore in yahoo
archives, the "file" section of the group gets more importance
But for access to polls, links, polls, files, you need a
*yahoo ID / profile*. To get one, click "account info" (on top
of the group' homepage or your "my groups" page)
Of course, you dont need to fill in all information yahoo asks,
but no need to be too shy either.
3b) Your free BF resources: a short list
(regularly updated, and at your fingertips 24/7):
* Your "BF gallery" / FAQ with 300+ BF keywords.
Some definitions are short but I hope sufficient, others are
written as small articles. Completion and update are done
regularly, usually thanks to the group's debates.
Any suggestion to enhance or enter definitions is welcome.
* Your BF Group's archives:
(and then use "search")
* Your BF Bookmarks
* Your behavioral stockpricer
Wishing the best to all, and another month of fruitful info