420 Magazine Website News: November 2020

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Hello everyone and welcome to our November Members Update.

This monthly post is to keep you informed about what’s been going on behind the scenes at 420 Magazine during the last few weeks, introducing you to our valued new and renewing sponsors and highlighting our monthly contest winners.

Firstly, may we wish all our members and guests, and their families and friends, health and safety.

We continue to see a big influx of new members. “Welcome!” to you all.

You have joined the friendliest, most mature and comprehensive Cannabis and Hemp website in the world. In return we’d simply ask that you spend a few moments reading our Posting Guidelines. It helps us no end if you can stick to these: it reduces the time we need to spend moderating and advising, allowing us the space to continue maintaining, developing and adding to the website itself.

We’ve also added a handy shortlist of links which answer the most common “how to” questions about posting and to help you get the most out of 420 Magazine. Welcome New Members – Please Read Before Posting

And why not post a little bit about yourself in our Introduce Yourself thread? It’s a great way to start conversations and get initial guidance.

As we do every month, we’d like to extend our special thanks to those members who take the time and trouble to voluntarily welcome members who introduce themselves. They show and share great 420 Magazine positive vibes. Many of you also help us by reporting spam and other infractions, which is much appreciated as we cannot be everywhere. Your support does not go unnoticed. Thank you all!

We would also like to thank those members who take a moment to report the spammers and spambots, trying to take advantage of 420 Magazine’s reach at the expense of our paying sponsors and our members. It’s a great help to our busy team when you see and report such activity. Just remember – one report per spammer please. Multiple reports on multiple posts of the same spammer from the same member actually increases our workload in the back. We can quickly find everything we need from a single report.

We always say that we wouldn’t be here without our Sponsors, however it’s equally true that 420 Magazine wouldn’t be such a great mission without you, our members. We are always grateful for your presence, contributions, positive energy and spirit of helping others. 

Tech Update
We have introduced a major software update to give even more features and support for our members.

Here are the new features:

– New text editor
– Attachment button is now available when using profile posts.
– Reply box is now available to guests: when they try to publish their content, it prompts them to the registration screen to create an account before they can post the content.
– Profile Banners: go to your profile and click Edit Profile Banner. Upload an image and it’ll be on your profile.
– Similar threads: scroll down when you’re in a thread to see it. A prompt of similar threads should also appear when you’re creating a new thread and typing.
– Changes to the behavior of alerts (eg. now possible to mark alert as read)
– Lightbox when clicking images has been improved (eg. click image from this post)
– Progressive web app (press [+] in the browser address bar)

You are very welcome to give feedback, ask questions or report any problems in this thread – Website Upgrade: New Features.

420 Magazine Job Opportunities
We are currently vetting applications from members for a Moderator position. Thank you very much to those who have volunteered their time to support our mission. You’ll understand that we have to be careful about who we allow in the back, so we’ll be replying to you in due course.

Sponsors
Please check out the profiles of our sponsors, and visit their websites. It’s thanks to like-minded companies that 420 Magazine remains a free source of news and information. Please support our mission by supporting them.

Also, don’t forget to check out the Sponsors Forum, where our sponsors post information and offers exclusive to 420 Magazine members.

Sponsor of the Month: NextLight
We are delighted to announce that NextLight are our November Sponsor of the Month. 

As well as being a US based manufacturer and supplier of top quality LED panels, NextLight are long-term supporters of our Grow Journal of the Month contest, generously giving away their top of the range panel every month to the lucky winner. 

Check them out here – 420 Sponsor of the Month: NextLight

Thank you, NextLight. We are truly grateful for your support for our mission.

Our Home Page
Don’t get stuck in the growing forums. Do remember to check out our Home Page regularly. It’s updated daily, full of interesting news stories, sponsor profiles, features on our contest winners, recipes for 420 Edibles and some great articles written by our sponsors.

Contests: October Contest Winners
Congratulations to all of the winners, who, thanks to our sponsors, will be receiving some great prize packages.

420 Magazine’s Photo of the Month: October 2020 – Sunnyskies
420 Magazine’s Member of the Month: October 2020 – MrSauga
420 Magazine’s Plant of the Month: October 2020 – Sunnyskies
420 Magazine’s Grow Journal of the Month: November 2020 – Amy Gardner
420 Magazine’s Nug of the Month: October 2020 – Contest open for votes for an extra 24 hours to break the current tie

You don’t have to be an experienced grower to enter the contests – any member with a minimum of 50 posts may enter and vote in those with polls. There are some great prizes to win – including exclusive 420 Magazine merchandise and some high value products from our generous, contest-supporting sponsors.

So if you fancy picking up a garden-full of great prizes, or just enjoy looking at some of the most beautiful plants and nugs produced on the planet, do check out our contests. They are fun and inspirational.

That’s the lot for this month. Thank you for being a valuable part of our Mission, we are truly grateful for you.

Sending you all lots of love and positive energy through the universe.

Teddy Edwards

420 Administrator