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.)

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. Do NOT elect 'Special' or 'No Mail' as your intended Mail setting.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION UPDATE: In Spring, 2021, 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. 

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