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{Wheels.1.1}: Kai Hagen {kai} Sat, 21 Feb 2004 09:07:38 CST (HTML)

A read-only topic for forum announcements and whatnot.


{Wheels.1.2}: Kai Hagen {kai} Sat, 24 Apr 2004 04:24:22 CDT (1 line)

(for forum banner)

Attachment: carbar.gif (5K)


{Wheels.1.3}: Jil {rabbit} Sat, 24 Apr 2004 08:17:07 CDT (2 lines)

Thanks, Kai. The Automotive 101 now links to the forum home page.
And thank you, Michael, for all the work you've put into the topic.


{Wheels.1.4}: William Maloney {qajaq} Sat, 24 Apr 2004 11:47:03 CDT (HTML)

Is this really supposed to be read-only (per posting:1)?


{Wheels.1.5}: Michael Cerkowski {michael33} Sat, 24 Apr 2004 15:59:39 CDT (3 lines)

   Grand, but what I had asked for (I hope) is that the *"car
questions and answers"* topic be linked there, so that Auto 101
*wouldn't* be getting a lot of car questions. <sigh>


{Wheels.1.6}: Jil {rabbit} Sat, 24 Apr 2004 18:39:00 CDT (5 lines)

Yes, this should be read-only; I guess that didn't happen when the
forum was reintroduced.

Michael, my impression was that you wanted Automotive 101 linked. My


{Wheels.1.7}: Jil {rabbit} Thu, 29 Apr 2004 08:18:37 CDT (36 lines)

PLEASE NOTE: Cafe Utne goes Dot-Org!
Domain to change from to on May 3

We're pleased to announce that Cafe Utne, the groundbreaking online
discussion community we founded in 1995, is about to become part of
the new non-profit Utne Institute. The most visible change is that
the Cafe's domain will switch from to

The Cafe will be inaccessible for several hours during the day on
Monday, May 3, while we make the switch. Please get ready to update
any links to the Cafe in your browser favorites.

Apart from the domain change, you won't notice much else different.
The Cafe will continue to host discussions of articles in Utne
Magazine, and literally thousands of other conversations started by
our members. But the Cafe, as well as Utne Communities, our online
community-building program, will now belong to the Institute. We are
also looking at creative ideas to make the Cafe more of a resource
to the larger progressive community.

One of the best things about this change is that your financial
contributions to Cafe Utne will now be tax-deductible. This does not
apply, unfortunately, to your past donations. But any new donations
you make to support this vibrant community will count as charitable

For more information about the Utne Institute and how to support the
Cafe, see

Please keep participating in the Cafe, and if you haven't been there
in awhile, we welcome you to stop by again.

Leif Utne, Senior Editor,
Kai Hagen, Director, Utne Communities


{Wheels.1.8}: Jil {rabbit} Wed, 24 Aug 2005 10:35:21 CDT (2 lines)

Some FYI for all of you, as regular cafe patrons. There are some
changes coming down the pike. Basic outline is at {feedback.186.28}


{Wheels.1.9}: Jil {rabbit} Wed, 22 Feb 2006 09:50:24 CST (3 lines)

You may have noticed the banner on the forum's home page. The Cafe
moves on February 27 to -- please visit and bookmark
so we don't lose you!


{Wheels.1.10}: 92 SVX, 59 TBird, 68 F250 {fvehafric} Wed, 23 Aug 2006 13:24:30 CDT (12 lines)

It has been brought to my attention that while I have posted this in
other places I may not have posted it in here, which is the first
place I should have posted it.

I'm trying to reduce the number of forums I host. I have been host
in wheels, really only as a backup to jil, who is an excellent host
and really doesn't need me.

However, as a matter of polciy and common sense redundancy, it's
nice for a forum to have at least a couple of active interested
hosts, so if anyone in this forum is interested in taking my place a
sco host of Wheels. Please email jil and I and let us know.


{Wheels.1.11}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:17:55 CST (5 lines)

As you may or may not have heard, Don Friedkin, who was manager of
the Cafe, has stepped down from that position due to his health.

Information on the position will be posted as it's available, and
I'll let you know when and where as I get more information myself.


{Wheels.1.12}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 13 Mar 2007 19:22:58 CDT (10 lines)

A new forum is opening:


You need a place to go where the lights are always on, where you can
always find soemone to talk to. This is the place for nighthawks to
perch for a while. No matter what your time zone, come in after dark
and talk about late-night music, midnight snacks, shift work or just
what the stars look like. In the wee small hours of the morning,
that's the time you'll love it most of all.


{Wheels.1.13}: Jil {rabbit} Sun, 24 Aug 2008 20:06:35 CDT (3 lines)

There is voting in place to elect a new board for the Cafe.
Instructions for casting your vote by email can be found through the
link at the top of each page.


{Wheels.1.14}: Jil {rabbit} Wed, 25 Mar 2009 19:15:31 CDT (8 lines)

Dan Griffith, a longtime participant at the Cafe and one of the
board members, has passed away suddenly. His wife Suzanne was also a
very active participant.

Dan's last posting was today. He collapsed and could not be revived.

There is a memorial forum set up at {In_Memorium-Dan_Griffith.1.1-}
if you would like to visit.


{Wheels.1.15}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 09 Jun 2009 19:09:31 CDT (3 lines)

There's an election, for anyone who would be interested in sitting
on a work group to help with the Cafe's administration. You can find
it through the banner at the top of the screen, just below the logo.


{Wheels.1.16}: Jil {rabbit} Mon, 25 Jan 2010 11:50:34 CST (2 lines)

We have a new election going on, for the Ombud position. I direct
your attention to the banner above!


{Wheels.1.17}: Jil {rabbit} Sun, 15 Aug 2010 21:34:37 CDT (3 lines)

There is an election in place to elect five people for the board of
directors of the Cafe. You can get more information and mark your
ballots at {Cafe.Elections.Board_2010.14}


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