Conscious Singles Update 6-16-02
We are Evolving...
In holding to our vision to create an online community of
the like-minded, we are now offering stronger and better ways to connect:
We have instituted a new policy regarding invalid
external email addresses to increase the percentage of responses to member
Message from Joel
Hey Everybody !
I hope this finds you well and connected.
We at Conscious Singles have been embracing change to make your
experience of connecting through us easier and more focused. You are
receiving this because you now have a free membership with us. As a free
member, you can have your profile posted on our network for an unlimited
amount of time and receive mail. There is no charge to you until you
decide you want to send mail to contact other members.
After four years of struggling with a creaky and
cranky search page, we have now purchased and installed a whole new
Matchmaker system. After listening to you and our other members, we
decided this system is the best solution to what have sometimes been
confusing and upsetting encounters with our technology. As with all
things that are evolving, “it ain’t perfect yet” - but it is mostly
wonderful – and as we refine the system with your help – it will be
Here’s how you can get the most out of our
new technology …….
Please Update your
Profile - the new system works best with up-to-date information.
Depending on how long ago you registered for your free membership, you
may need to reregister for an account in order to logon and then modify
your profile. You can do this on
this page. In certain circumstances, you may need to reregister
everything, which you are welcome to do, again at no charge. In this
instance, the place to begin is to register for an
account at this page. Then, after logging on, go to the
Add New Profile Page.
The new Matchmaker System is going to be great.
We are especially excited about the Power and Advanced Search Pages. The
transition to the new system was bumpier than expected and there may
still be a few bumps left in the road – but these can be remedied for
the most part if everyone submits UPDATED
The POWER SEARCH
functions have some limitations right now because of the way the old
system stored member information. As soon as members UPDATE THEIR
PROFILES, the POWER SEARCH will begin
to work more effectively. We hope you will bear with us while people are
creating and submitting new profiles. We would like to have your
updates logged in by July 15 so that we can
test the system for fine-tuning after we have a majority of the new
profiles in the system.
The new system also allows you to be more
creative when using the ADVANCED SEARCH
function. For instance, with the ADVANCED
SEARCH, you can search for any range of variables (i.e. ages
35-50), and use whatever abbreviation you would like for cities and
states (i.e. Ga, GA, or Georgia). Plus, you will also be able to search
by area codes and zip codes. Once again, this flexibility will not be
completely available for all listed members until everyone updates their
profiles because the old system didn’t ask you for zip and area codes.
Also, the long awaited
DIALOGUE section is up and I am very excited about the
possibilities for online conscious dialogue for support, information
exchange and social and political change.
Another change that will make the website easier
to navigate is a switch in the location of the
Forums links. They are no longer listed on every page, as they
were in the past, but are now listed on a
Feature Main and
Forum Main portal page. You can get to these gateway pages by
clicking on them from the
MEMBER HOME PAGE on the left side navigation bar. Please check
these pages out when you have a minute. I have included an article on
Healing Potential of Being Single and there are some other new
articles and sections that I hope you will enjoy. I want to particularly
draw your attention to the the
Health Forum Sections as well as the new articles in the
Women's Issues section.
The harbinger of this stage of our evolution has
been some staff changes and additions. We want to welcome Bently Harris
and I personally want to thank him for being hugely instrumental in
getting us through a seemingly never-ending maze of technical snafus.
In the meantime, we have been continuing to
struggle financially. It is our hope that the improvements we have made
will make your experience of connecting through our website more
productive and rewarding. We appreciate your continuing support through
your membership and we are excited about the opportunity we now have to
serve more Conscious Singles.
To encourage you to sign up for a full membership in connection with
the launch of our improved website, we are offering a variety of
- Join for 6 Months and get a wonderful
- Join for 12 Months and get a wonderful
Aromatherapy Candle in a collectable container.
here for more candle details.
A FREE 30
minute consultation with the one of the following wonderful folks:
Post your photo
and we will extend your
subscription for two weeks. (For Subscribing Members only)
We are also starting a
Conscious Directory listing service for members. A basic listing
is free for all members at this
time. There are listing options for
Conscious Centers, Schools and Organizations,
Conscious Practices and
Conscious Practitioners. Since this listing section is new, now is
the time to jump on board so you can be the first on the block. For the
next several months, the first listings will get the highest placement!
Here is hoping for you to have peace in your
journey as a Conscious Single. I for one salute you. I am excited about
the possibilities for us and particularly excited about what we can
create here - together.
Bright Blessings to You!