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A few people have asked questions like these:
Q: I'd like to renew my subscription to Social Networks and my
membership (and register for the Slovenia conference).
Q: The web site will not let me renew my INSNA membership or
Social Networks subscription. What should I do?
Q: I tried to renew my membership on the INSNA website but ... I
couldn't find any way to renew it, other than pretending to be a new
member who is not in the member database.
A: I'm working on this now and expect to have a "Renew" button in a
week or so. The software that manages membership, subscriptions, and
conference registration is being redesigned and improved in ways that I
think you will appreciate when it goes online. One of the changes will
be the "Renew" button that will make things easy for you. The
conference registration package for the Sunbelt conference in Slovenia
in May is also being prepared. In the meantime, you have two choices:
1) wait a week or so and you will be able to click on a "Renew" button.
The web site will make it evident when the new system is in place.
2) fill out a new form as if you were joining (you can do this now)
I'd prefer you choose option #1 because there will be a lot less work
for me in the end; there will only be one entry for you in the database;
you'll see a record of your membership and subscription all in one place.
Several people have forged ahead with option #2 over the past nine or
ten months. This works, but an extra entry for them is added to the
database each time they do this. I have to find the duplicate entries
and alter the old ones so I can tell which one is current. There will be
still more work in the coming months as I try to find all the extra
entries and eliminate them.
If you plan to subscribe to Social Networks and haven't received and
responded to a message from me, please take a minute and send me a
message saying something like "I plan to subscribe to Social Networks
Thanks very much for your help with this.
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