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January 25, 2006

actKM Discussion List is live

Thanks to the great support from Ron Rogers (WEBY Systems) our website developer, a Disussion List server is now live on the website (see the button on the left of the actKM homepage, third from the top). This permanently replaces our Yahoo! Groups discussion list. The basic functionality is the same. Once subscribed, you can post messages that will be distributed to the email addresses of the list members. You can select whether you receive individual messages or a daily digest.

Today, a list of 1075 email addresses were invited to subscribe to the list. We lost the actKM membership list and associated email addresses (about 1550 of them) when the list disappeared. We have generated our list using an extract from Yahoo we took in early 2005 - so there will be lots of people who don't know about the new group arrangements. Please help to pass the word on to those who were members.

There is also an actKM Forum link on the left of the home page. This is a separate application we can use for specific topics that not everyone wants or needs to particpate in, such as the KM Certification debate last year. The 'Discusssion List' and 'actKM Forum' have separate subscription processes - only because considerable programming and time would be needed to create a single registration and login process for both.

January 23, 2006

Launching the new actKM website

Welcome to the new and improved actKM website. While the launch is overshadowed a bit by the recent disappearance of the group's Yahoo! discussion list, it is nonetheless a significant step in actKM's development.
As you can see, the website is centred on a blog that we will use for general news and admin stuff. We have a discussion list server that will continue to be the main hub of member activity, and we have a forums area for discussions that are being pursued by a subset of the group, such as the KM certification debate last year.
Welcome, and enjoy!

January 22, 2006

Disappearing KM Groups

The original act-km group hosted on Yahoo! disappeared without notice or reason on 15 January 2006. With the group went seven years of messages, all our files and the 1500-odd email addresses of the people who formed the basis of the actKM community. We are trying to get some explanations and action from Yahoo! but no success so far. Other KM groups including KM Malaysia and NCSI-KM-Forum (India) were also affected.

A new yahoo group (titled 'actkm') has been formed as an interim measure till we figure out the best way forward. We will use the new group as a way of communicating with group members i the interim. Note the slightly different group name of 'actKM' - we didn't form a new group using the old 'act-km' name as we don't want to jeopardise any chance of getting the group re-created. Please 'join' the new group so we can keep you posted on developments. The url to join the new group is http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/actkm/

Most importantly, please let everyone you know who is an actKM member know about this new group and encourage them to join asap. We don't want to lose the great community that is actKM.