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Author:  PaulPSB [ Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Club website

Been looking at the website trying to view it from the perspective of a first time user and a couple of things spring to mind.

Lots of the regions don't put any details of forthcoming events. If it looks like there is nothing going on it doesn't really tempt you to join up :(

Also the picture gallery just has a few pics of Porsche cars that look like press photo's. Couldn't we replace these with pictures submitted by members from various Tipec events around the country so visitors to the site can see what the club actually does??

They could be rotated every once in a while to keep it fresh - surely there are 1,000s of photos out there to choose from?

Just my two penneth :D

Author:  richsimp1 [ Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:37 pm ]
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PaulPSB wrote:

They could be rotated every once in a while to keep it fresh - surely there are 1,000s of photos out there to choose from?


1,000's and 1,100's and 1,000's .............. :shock:
Agree 1000%!

Author:  RH944 [ Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:15 pm ]
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I think it would be good to keep the website rotating.

Maybe the key is to keep the larger events on the main page and the regional events refeshed with smaller items.
The front page may be a good place to post details of the TIPEC stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed and similar national events?

Can the gallery be updated by individual members or is that limited access:?:

Author:  Sean Smallman [ Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:41 pm ]
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I think it's really disappointing that RO's can't use the resource we have made available to them. Especially after all the whining about our last website and it's lack of accessability.

Photo's of events is a good idea, I'm sure Jim will advise.

The site will remain limited access or there will be chaos, nothing to stop regions putting links on their page to photo's on the forum.

Author:  JW590 [ Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:35 pm ]
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I have to agree with Sean here. I have been on this site since launch, and I have never ever seen anything submitted by my local RO. Also he has never responded to my e-mails, although to be fair he does send out e-mails a couple of days before the meeting to remind people. He could do better though, at the moment one gets the feeling it's a bit 'clicky'. If it were more welcoming, and meets were summarised on here with a couple of pictures, then maybe a few more people would turn up - I might even go!

I fully inytend to go to the next one as it's a show and shine so hopefully a good turn out - although yet again it hasn't been mentioned on here, and if it was then maybe members from neighbouring regions might take a drive out.

And no I don't want the job - not yet anyway....

Author:  RH944 [ Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:11 pm ]
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Quite willing to help improve the site if I can?
If you want photos for the gallery, I'm willling to put in a few hours taking photos of members cars off the forum pages. I can then resize the images to a standard and send on in batches for uploading to the main web site.

All I need to know is:
Who wants to do the uploading? :|

Let me know if this is any help :)

Author:  hotblack944 [ Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:27 pm ]
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Sean Smallman wrote:
I think it's really disappointing that RO's can't use the resource we have made available to them.

What is it that stops ROs/AROs from keeping their website pages up to date? With the Southern pages, we have been aiming not only to advertise what's coming up, but to keep an archive of what we have done, with links to photos so people can see who we are and what we get up to.

Gordon (total Luddite :roll: ) can manage it - why can't others?

If you need any help, please feel free to PM/email me and I will assist you.

Sean Smallman wrote:
Photo's of events is a good idea, I'm sure Jim will advise.

Easy enough to do - see here.

Author:  hotblack944 [ Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:36 pm ]
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RH944 wrote:
Quite willing to help improve the site if I can?
If you want photos for the gallery, I'm willling to put in a few hours taking photos of members cars off the forum pages. I can then resize the images to a standard and send on in batches for uploading to the main web site.

All I need to know is:
Who wants to do the uploading? :|

Let me know if this is any help :)

Richard, thanks for volunteering :D How about I build you a photo album on the main site with something like this http://www.phpalbum.net/? You could then have password access to it to upload the photos, and I'll put a link to it from the main site?

Author:  RH944 [ Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Club website

Thanks Jim.

I'll give a try if you can set it up. I'm reasonably good with computers.
I think it is important to show the variety of cars the members have. Helps everybody find there own niche within the club.

Author:  EL Gordo [ Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:10 am ]
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Gordon (total Luddite :roll: ) can manage it - why can't others?

And your problem with my ludditeism is???????

Author:  Gazza944 [ Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:29 pm ]
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My problem of recent has been time. However We are working on something and I intend to attack the NORLON area tomorrow.

Author:  PaulPSB [ Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Club website

RH944 wrote:
Thanks Jim.

I'll give a try if you can set it up. I'm reasonably good with computers.
I think it is important to show the variety of cars the members have. Helps everybody find there own niche within the club.


Don't forget the members :lol:

Author:  EL Gordo [ Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:52 pm ]
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you want a picture of my member ?? :shock:

Author:  RH944 [ Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:35 pm ]
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dekandgord wrote:
you want a picture of my member ?? :shock:


Spent an hour ripping pictures off of the forum introductions and similar. :roll:
Scores so far:
Aircooled 911 = 43
Watercooled 911 = 12
924 = 3
944 = 49 :headbang:
968 = 3
928 = 0
boxster = 3
cayman = 4
cayenne = 0
Older classics = 6

Have still got to go through posts on club nights and events etc. :drunken:
I'll ask for personal contributions once the gallery is up and running properly :study:

Author:  tr7v8 [ Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:19 pm ]
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hotblack944 wrote:
What is it that stops ROs/AROs from keeping their website pages up to date? With the Southern pages, we have been aiming not only to advertise what's coming up, but to keep an archive of what we have done, with links to photos so people can see who we are and what we get up to.

Gordon (total Luddite :roll: ) can manage it - why can't others?

If you need any help, please feel free to PM/email me and I will assist you.

Easy enough to do - see here.


Easy reason why it doesn't get done A.I forget :o & B. The login is a bit cludgey but I'll try to remember in future 'onest!

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