Team Effort for DSSH Surprise Releases

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  1. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    For last week's DSSH surprise release I wanted to:
    1) have a quicker, more direct way to share the DSSH information with DPF friends.
    2) allow a better chance of identifying the surprise DSSH Facebook post. Where the DPF members efforts, checking the DSSH facebook page, become cumulative. (ie, if 30 of us are checking the Facebook page each hour, that is 30 checks (averaging 1 check every 2 minutes.) As opposed to one person checking once/hour in isolation.)

    @watzshakinbacon was kind enough to set up a GroupMe (this is an phone app, but I also think you could join through their website.)
    Thank you watzshakinbacon.

    Rules for joining:
    1) This is a group effort, so we ask that if you join the GroupMe you also be willing to check the DSSH facebook page periodically (there is no minimum requirement, but this idea only works if we are all checking the facebook page.)
    2) The first DPF member who identifies the surprise release will:
    • 1st click the link themselves and get into the waiting room.
    • 2nd copy and paste the DSSH queue-it web link into the GroupMe 'DPF DSSH Surprise Squad' thread. So others may get into the waiting room as quick as possible.
    3) This GroupMe is ONLY for posts related to DSSH surprise releases. There will be no spamming of the group allowed. If you spam the group with messages not related to DSSH surprise releases, you will be asked to leave the group.

    If you are willing to follow the rules above, we welcome your membership and help.
    • You're invited to the new group 'DPF DSSH Surprise Squad' on GroupMe.
    • Click here to join: GroupMe

    Note: your GroupMe may be set up so notifications come through on your phone like a text (which may be the best way to benefit from this.) You may have to fiddle with the app/phone settings to get this to work.
     
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  2. stitchismyspiritanimal

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    Great idea! Thanks for setting this up. Edit: I need to stop quoting the first post in these announcements, lol.

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  3. mybabykelly

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    Omg I was just thinking of something like this for Remind101, but this is just as good. Thanks all for setting this up. My biggest struggle is that I don’t have social media, but I will try my best to check Facebook as a guest during pin drop days :)
     
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  4. momin.ator

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    I am interested, but I don't have a smart phone. Can I do it on my computer?
     
  5. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

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    Doin the Lord's work.

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  6. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    Just click on the link from your computer and per the web site you should be able to receive notifications on your computer/tablet/etc.
     
  7. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    We have 14 DPF members who have joined so far!
     
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  8. Ajk

    Ajk Let's party like its 2019.

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  9. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    I'd like to join!
     
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  10. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    We'd love to have you join. The link is in the first post. :)
     
  11. bcol

    bcol "They call me Bruce" ....and mupins

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    I keep getting voted off the island! It won't send me a PIN
     
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  12. Lizard1515

    Lizard1515 BATB, PATF, Cinderella, and Disney Dog collector.

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    Have you had a groupme account before?
     
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  13. bcol

    bcol "They call me Bruce" ....and mupins

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    Got in!


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  14. stitchismyspiritanimal

    stitchismyspiritanimal PinPics ID: chrisdonturner

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    Yay![​IMG]

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  15. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    So... I received the DSSH pins today (from the 15Sep release). I must say, that is a record for shipping from DSSH... 9 days from order to receipt. Makes me wonder what is going on. Are they getting this last one out and done so they can release more? Thinking (perhaps) the next release may come the first few days of October (and not mid October.) They probably are trying to move their inventory (since they were closed for 6 months).
     
  16. disneykins

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    I would like to join. Does anyone have any ideas of what days that the pins are released? It seems like they either start at 9 a.m. or 12 p.m. PST time. Any ideas?
     
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  17. cyke23

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    What a great idea. Just joined. Can someone in the group send a test msg or hi? I want to make sure I set it up correctly to get texts.
     
  18. mybabykelly

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    Hi @cyke23 I got a notification via text that you joined the group. I know that everyone is being extra careful not to spam or send unnecessary texts outside of the release alerts, because it goes out to everyone in the group. Hope this helps :)
     
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  19. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    I had to play with my settings to confirm they were going to my texts and WSB sent me quite a few texts to test it out. So unless the group feels otherwise... A few 'test' texts are okay.
     
  20. Lizard1515

    Lizard1515 BATB, PATF, Cinderella, and Disney Dog collector.

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    Mine are set for the app and not text. If anyone is bothered by the text thing, the app is a little more subtle! (It doesn’t bother me, I just wanted to know for sure what noise to listen for.)


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  21. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    The releases are supposedly random. I agree with your time observations. But I stalk the Facebook page from 9:00-5:00 primarily on weekdays.
     
  22. watzshakinbacon

    watzshakinbacon B for Belle or B for bacon?

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    Yes I think “test” and “I got it!” Texts are ok

    Also, if you’re on the app, you can “like” a msg by tapping the heart on someone’s msg.


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  23. Ajk

    Ajk Let's party like its 2019.

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    If it helps, you should get a notice whenever somebody joins, so you can use those as your confirmations that things are set up properly for your notifications.
     
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  24. wonderbywonder

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    Hi team, I've either been busy/too late during these surprise releases or not interested in the particular pins. Here's what I have for the dates of the recent releases in trying to figure a pattern lol:
    1) Monday 7/13 @9:06am
    2) Friday 8/14 @10:17am
    3) Tuesday 9/15 @11:44am
    4) ??? 10/16???
     
  25. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    Yep, I think 10/16 is definitely a day to focus on, but I will still attempt to be diligent the majority of next week. Since the other 'pattern' is 'mid month'.
     
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