Greetings! President James Rogers of Midsouth, earlier this year, gave the directive to overhaul and modernize the way Midsouth communicates with members and non-affiliated gamers. This blog page wasn’t getting updated very frequently, and the presence on Facebook was scattered across many different pages. We have looked at several messaging systems, boards, etc. The clear winner in terms of security, accessibility, speed of communication, and features is Slack. We’ve set up an invitation only slack board, called HMGSMS. It’s invitation only because that is how the security works – it keeps out spammers from Vilnius to hackers from Pyongyang. 2 years ago, HMGS Midsouth was facing 40,000+ hacking attempts. Did I mention that was per month? The worst month was over 70k separate attempts to take over the site. Now, you might be thinking that Invitation Only sounds like a Country Club attitude. However, once you are in, you too can invite people in. In fact, we need gamers to invite other gamers. So far we have sent out 240 separate invites. If you didn’t get one, and would like to join in on the discussion about gaming, conventions, and general HMGS Midsouth business, send me a message and I’ll send you an invite.
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