- April 22, 2014 at 12:12 #1803OwenLParticipant
I’m afraid my vote also goes to facebook. It’s a good website but a chocolate kettle nonetheless.April 22, 2014 at 12:52 #1809SineadParticipant
Easy access and notifications would be better though. I have no idea how to set what people are posting on facebook i.e climbing today? on my phone and laptop to get notifications about this.April 22, 2014 at 12:59 #1812
This isn’t really a ‘one or the other’ discussion. What we need is a balanced middle ground where we use the website, forum and facebook group together. Each medium has its purpose
Purpose of website
Provide information about the club. What the club does, up and coming events, any important announcements. This is for people who want to join the club and also people who are currently members. It is also used to advertise events to non club members for example the Niall Grimes talk.
purpose of Current facebook page/twitter
An interface into the website. whenever there are announcements on the website is people like the facebook page, they will get notifications about these announcements.
Purpose of forum
To allow people within the club to share information with each other, which has a life span of more than a couple of days. If you are new to trad climbing and you want to know what gear you should get first (i.e. Anthony’s thread) then you can ask these questions and more experienced people will provide the info. This is then available to anyone how joins the club in future years where as on facebook this would not be the case (facebook groups not searchable whereas the forum is). This is just one example of the use of the forum. Organising weekend trips e.g. Poisoned Glen then explaining how awesome it was so that other people are motivated to go in the future (trip reports, routes pages etc)
Proposed purpose of the facebook chat page
Any information that has a lifespan of ~ 1 day, i.e. if you post something one day you dont really care if you cant find it a day or 2 later. Examples of this are talking shite about anything or asking if people are climbing, slack lining or going drinking today. People can then see the information straight away as its integrated into facebook and can get notifications about it. After a day or so when there have been other posts which hide that post then you dont care as its no longer usefulApril 22, 2014 at 13:02 #1813
Easy access and notifications would be better though. I have no idea how to set what people are posting on facebook i.e climbing today? on my phone and laptop to get notifications about this.
You cant with the current facebook page but you can with the old facebook group.
Also you can get it setup on your phone and laptop for the forum (Michael sent an email out about it when we were in spain)April 22, 2014 at 13:03 #1814SineadParticipant
Yeap totally agree Prebbs 🙂April 22, 2014 at 14:26 #1817The Club CatParticipant
I agree that the fb group works much better for banter. My only concern is that the forum will slide out of use, like the last time.
Btw, I wasn’t disagreeing with anything anyone said, just trying to see both sides. Yay for playing devil’s advocate!April 22, 2014 at 14:31 #1818
Thats why the facebook group should have moderators. if it shouldnt be there then delete it and move it to the forum. people will learnMay 2, 2014 at 12:14 #1936aimeesParticipant
Bumpity bump – so whats the plan kiddos?
People will learn, its an amazing quality of humanity. And those who can’t, well natural selection will do her job eventually…May 5, 2014 at 14:40 #1948
I would say create a new group for chat and the committee are all moderators. anything that can move to the forum, the committee can either move them selves or delete the post and tell them to move it to the forum. Like you say, people will learn, if you can’t learn then why are you at University!May 5, 2014 at 16:37 #1952MylesModerator
^Concur, let’s roll with this.May 5, 2014 at 20:57 #1957CeciliaParticipant
Yes please let’s do it!
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