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    Find out more about Townsy Cafe West County



    To fill the void left by the imminent closing of WaccoBB, Townsy Sebastopol has opened a new bulletin board called Townsy Cafe, which opened to comments on Jan. 22.


    Townsy Cafe hopes to carry on WaccoBB’s mission of creating deeper community connections through the discussion of both local issues and broader cultural ideas. We also hope to keep alive the WaccoBB tradition of connecting people through the exchange of goods, either for free or for sale.


    The goal of Townsy Cafe is to give a home to WaccoBB’s many users, but also to call back many of the users WaccoBB lost in recent years to flashier competitors like NextDoor, which, while it’s very good for finding lost cats, often doesn’t go much deeper than that.


    We hope everyone in Sebastopol and west county who is looking to find a deeper and richer sense of community will join in the conversation.


    As of now, Townsy Cafe has several categories open for discussion:

    • Political issues in Sebastopol/Sonoma County, as well as National/Intl politics.
    • Books/Articles/Podcasts, where you can discuss and recommend your favorites. As a part of this section, there’s also quote board where you can share your favorite quotes.
    • Family life and parenting.
    • Housing
    • Free and for sale items
    • We also have sections for Recommendations and Appreciations
    • Finally, there's a section called Mutual Aid, where you can share your time and talents with fellow humans for free or trade.

    We are just beginning to create and populate the discussion boards, but they won’t really come to life until people decide to use them. Early users of the board will likely be the ones who’ll get to decide on its future shape – determining new categories by the nature of their posts.


    WaccoBB’s founder Barry Chertov announced on Jan. 4 that WaccoBB would be closing to new posts as of Jan. 22 and would shut down completely six months after that. This week, he extended the closing date for new posts by two weeks to help Townsy Cafe get on its feet.


    If you’re looking for a deeper way to connect with your community – especially in these peculiarly isolating times -- we hope you’ll take a look at Townsy Cafe to see if it’s your cup of tea.


    Find it here: https://www.townsycafe-westcounty.com/

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    Re: Find out more about Townsy Cafe West County


    I'm happy to recommend
    Townsy Cafe
    as a new community networking site
    to take the place of WaccoBB.


    Laura Hagar, the founder and moderator over there, was the editor of the Times and News for a while. I have been very impressed with both her writing and management/upgrade of their website. She has a good heart and an open mind and think she'll do a great job of holding the community space.

    The Townsy Cafe website uses much more modern technology than this site. Once you get used to it, I think you will like it alot! A few nice features that come quickly to mind:

    • If you get an email notification of a new post, you can just reply to that email and your reply will be posted!
    • You can paste images directly into the post editor!
    • If you paste in a link, it will expand the link into a "onebox" including the actual article title, image, and a text snippet!
    There's lots more!

    The only thing it needs is you! So please pop over to Townsy Cafe and sign up and jump in!
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    Re: Find out more about Townsy Cafe West County

    Good work! thank you! I'm in....

    Pamela

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    The site is beautiful Laura, so glad Barry is helping you and helping create a smooth transition for everyone...


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    Please send privacy notice related to Townsy and tell me whether this site is associated with Facebook? Thanks.
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    Re: Find out more about Townsy Cafe West County

    We allow people to forward News and Events from the Townsy app to their Facebook pages, but we have NO relationship to the company. Townsy is owned by little old me, sitting at my computer at my house in Forestville.

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    Please send privacy notice related to Townsy
    Townsy Privacy Policy is here.

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