National Capital Apple Macintosh Users Group (NCA-MUG)

PANDEMIC NOTICE: Until further notice, all of NCA-MUG's in-person, meetups have been suspended.  For virtual meetup updates, members should check forum posts on NCA-MUG's Forum. Meetup links are posted for use by members, each of the Fridays prior to the 'Second Saturday's of each month. (NCA-MUG does not meet in August and December.)

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION UPDATE: NCA-MUG will become a non-profit Association. From that point, the association will collect annual dues to support NCA-MUG. Only NCA-MUG current and new members who choose to pay dues will have access to NCA-MUG's Forum and to NCA-MUG's Meetups. 

National Capital Apple Macintosh Users Group, (NCA-MUG) is comprised of Mac enthusiasts based in Washington, DC. Founded in January 2007, NCA-MUG provides the DC Mac user community with a place where members can meet others interested in "things Apple" and learn how to make the most use of their Macs, Apple software apps, and other Apple-related products and services.

NCA-MUG tries to schedule meetups on the second Saturday each month, from 10 a.m. to noon--except in August and December, when we do not meet. Meetup notices are posted here.

At our meetups, we learn from one another and enjoy a wide variety of interesting, informative, and practical discussions on Apple- / Mac-related topics.

Topics for discussion and presentation at our meetups have included: occasional presentations from our local Apple representative and other prominent members of the tech community; popular Apps for Mac, iOS, and watchOS devices, with occasional demos; Mac back-up; Apple device security; discussions about popular third-party software and hardware; a wide variety of useful tips and tricks; the latest 'News You Can Use;' and much more.

NCA-MUG welcomes members from beginners to the highly advanced. Our goal is to welcome and accommodate a diverse group of interests and abilities.

In addition to opportunities for members to share and learn at our regular meetups, NCA-MUG's online community Forum was created as a resource for all members. NCA-MUG's Forum is intended as a place for members to share ideas and Mac-related news, and to seek and offer advice. NCA-MUG's Forum is a bridge between meetups, allowing Mac-related contact and communication between NCA-MUG members.  All other use of NCA-MUG's Forum and meetup group is not acceptable nor is it permitted. 

Each member's NCA-MUG mail settings MUST be set to receive all NCA-MUG mail.

Note: NCA-MUG is a participatory group, and thus, the selection of 'No Mail' or 'Special' only, for a mail option, is not acceptable. Abusers of this rule will be warned, and, those who continue using 'No Mail,' will be banned from NCA-MUG.

NCA-MUG is a friendly group. Kindly keep all posts civil. Spammers and those who post adversarial or mean-spirited posts will not be tolerated. 
In the spirit of friendship, sign your posts.  Also, refrain from posts which ONLY include links (especially non-Mac-related links). And, if you feel that posting a link provides important safety and security Mac-related information -- and so, should be shared with other members -- your accompanying related commentary to provide context must appear in the post with the link. Posting rules:

— Keep it concise.   (OK, do your best)

— No Commercial Use.  (OK, to post an item or two for sale, but not to post your retail business)

— No Cross-posting.   (Post ONLY to this Board when you post here)

— Remain friendly and civil. 

— No ‘links-only’ posts.  (Add context, if you want to post a link, to let members know why you are posting that link)

— No thread hijacking: 

        New topic requires new 

        subject heading. 

— Be thoughtful: Clip your 

       posts to the group

Neither NCA-MUG's all-volunteer Officers and Board, nor NCA-MUG Forum's Group Admins, shall be responsible for the content of member posts.  

We welcome new members. To become a member of NCA-MUG, it is necessary to join NCA-MUG's group. To join this group, use the 'Join' button, and tell us your name, where you are located, and what you do with your Macintosh computer. NOTE: Do NOT elect 'Special' or 'No Mail' as your intended Mail setting. The only acceptable Mail settings are: Single, Summary, or Full Digest. 

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