AUGI Home Page Poll: Favorite AUGI Feature

Thank you to the 128 members who took part in this month’s homepage poll! This month, we asked our members what their favorite AUGI feature is.

I promise not to take it as a personal offense that only 8% of the users love the Salary Survey above all else. Far and away, the most popular reason people give for coming to the AUGI site is visiting the forums!

I encourage you to read this February's article from Mark Kiker, noting the milestone of the one-millionth post made there late 2011.  There are 960 forums in 13 different languages dating back to 2003.

Long-time members can regale you with the agony of losing a couple of years of older forum data with a previous host when they were hit by the Witty Worm. I first became an AUGI volunteer as a forum moderator when they came back online, since I’d missed them so much when they were gone. I know we still have plenty of members around who, prior to that first forum, had used the email-based guilds. I still have a couple of threads with good tips saved in my archives.

No one who has read an issue would be shocked to see that AUGIWORLD Magazine (now being published monthly and stuffed to the gills with great user-written articles) is the next most popular feature on the AUGI site, followed closely by HotNews. The sharing of knowledge is a trademark of the wonderful volunteers and the content managers should be applauded for coming up with great topics and finding such wonderful writers.

Alas, there were no votes cast for AUGI’s Social Media channels (see the bottom of the homepage) or Events Listings (see the right hand column, directly below the poll). If you haven’t checked out any other areas of the site, please feel free to poke around and see what else is there.

AutoCAD users, please come by in June and cast your vote in our next poll to share which release you started on. If you’d like to share some reminisces about your old versions of AutoCAD, I’d love to find some stories to share in the summary article - just drop me an email.

Melanie Stone is a CAFM/ IWMS Specialist & System Administrator supporting and writing about ARCHIBUS, FMInteract, Tririga, Revit, AutoCAD, BricsCAD or similar. She served as an AUGI Director/Officer for over 6 years and is currently involved with the STLRUG. Melanie can be reached at or found on Twitter as @MistresDorkness on YouTube or on her Mistress Of the Dorkness blog.

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