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    Looking for the Mini Max forum

    I just acquired 2003 Mini Max CU 300 Smart combo machine, and have been trying to find the owners group, or forum that has been referenced here.

    So far, no luck finding it. Anybody know where it is?

    Thanks
    Rick Potter

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    search for:

    minimax usa yahoo group

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    Go to Yahoo groups and search for MiniMax. I just joined last week and got great help there.

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    This is the group:

    groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MiniMax-USA/info

    I have a question for anyone that knows: I tried joining the group about a week ago but I never received a response (checked junk mail folder as well).

    The "join group" button has disappeared and I'm not sure what to do.

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by Jim Becker; 08-23-2019 at 9:23 PM.

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    It's an incredibly antiquated system with that yahoo group. Not much activity. I post once and a while, but always wonder if my post will show up. Suddenly it does. Try posting and see what happens.

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    Unfortunately, all of the links to view or add conversations are grayed out with a "not allowed" cursor.

    It basically looks exactly like someone who hasn't joined the group with the exception that the "Join Group" button is missing.

    I theorize that there's some email I can't find with an "activate account" link or something? Not sure, I've never used Yahoo Groups before.

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    Thanks guys, now I don't feel so stupid, not being able to find it. Maybe it is a 'secret society', and finding it is an entrance test?


    EDIT..10 minutes later: Well that was interesting. I clicked on Jeffrey's suggestion, which took me to a page for Mini Max company, telling about the group. There was a place to join, so clicked on that and absolutely nothing happened, my computer didn't indicate it was searching or anything.

    Then I clicked on the place to view messages, and the same thing happened, so I went back to this post, and followed Mark's instructions, which took me to a general page showing all the search engines that would be glad to sell me anything with mini max in the name.

    BUT: About four down on the list was one called 'Center World Investment Blogspot' which stated my request to join the Mini Max group was denied, and the decision was final...and Yahoo had no say in the matter.

    This is getting strange. If I ever make it in, there had better be a secret handshake and a ring involved.
    Last edited by Rick Potter; 08-23-2019 at 12:17 PM.
    Rick Potter

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    I'm on the Yahoo Minimax forum. I joined a couple of years ago when I got my bandsaw. It seems very hit and miss; I'm on the email version so I never visit the actual forum site, but threads will appear and then disappear almost at random. I talked to Sam Blasco about it at AWFS; he posts there occasionally (or did) but said that there is a much more active MiniMax forum on Facebook. I'm not a Facebook member so I can't comment on that, but it may be one of the things that gets me to join. The Yahoo forum is nearly useless.

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    Update!

    I just went back to the Yahoo page and it appears that I was approved and the links are working both to read messages and post new topics.

    This is just 2-3 hours after the last time I checked.

    Rick, perhaps it just takes time?

    For what it's worth, there are many Minimax owners that post on Sawmill Creek -- I wouldn't be but a bit surprised if you were able to get answers to any questions you might have right here.

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    I don't mind at all that it may take time, just surprised that absolutely no action appeared to take place when I clicked on the site....I was watching to see if the computer was processing. On the other hand some strange seemingly unconnected site showing me as declined.

    Weird.

    Of course, I will continue to ask here. Good people.

    Facebook? I won't say never, but I have no intention of ever using it.
    Rick Potter

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    AKA Village Idiot.

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    I'm not sure why, but i requested membership this morning and was accepted by noon.
    Semi-retired, teaching CNC for Fine Woodworking at the local community college. FineLine Automation Saturn 2, EnRoute Pro, Aspire, Mach3.

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