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Also you might not receive emails at all. There can be several reasons
1. Incorrect email address.
Mistakes are common when filling out the e-newsletter subscription
form. You might know your email address, but if your fingers type
the wrong keys (or more likely just a single incorrect key) then emails
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possible explanations below).
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4. Account sharing.
Do you share your email account with a spouse or other family member?
Sometimes one party will subscribe and then another party (sharing
the same account) will unsubscribe not realizing the newsletter was
requested by the first party. It's Kramer vs Kramer email...
5. Internet gremlins/routing problems.
Sometimes we get returned-mail errors with a page of Internet technical
jibberish. Somewhere near you the plumbing is/was broken.
6. Other silly reasons.
Some people type their street address into the email address field
- we get a few of these every week. To the best of our knowledge this
method has never worked.
Q. Who is the intended audience of this site?
A. This site is primarily aimed at a non-technical reader who appreciates
modernist design and is looking for dwelling options beyond those
available in the mainstream marketplace. Over time we hope the site
will evolve as a resource for a range of marketplace participants.
Q. Why isn't project "xyz" listed here?
A. Please let us know if we have omitted a project and where
you think it would belong on this site. Most prefab projects should
qualify for listing in one of our four sections: fablist, fabzone,
containerbay and otherfab.
Who is fabprefab?
is published and edited by Michael Sylvester of Huntington Beach,
Michael holds an Architectural Science, B.Sc.(Arch.) degree from the
University of Sydney and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
When not photographing architecture, or wandering around visiting
architect's offices, Michael can often be found nerding on the Internet.
Suggestions and contributions are welcome. Submit here.
addition to the prefab community members who contribute to this resource,
we would like to thank the following "friends of fabprefab"
for lending support in various flavors and forms:
In no particular order: Merissa Walker, Steve Stukas (Japan Man),
Jamie and Franco Bernal, John Mott, Kendra Reid, John and Linda Franklin,
Dr. Garry Stevens, Mr Antony R. Mott, The Sylvester Clan, Charles
Edwards, Brendan Jones, Melissa Murphy and Robert Sadleir.