18 years ago
included in the "Bulletin Board Expense" in the Financial Statement. That
amount is $49,201.
Personally, I have found that there is a great deal of information on the
site. Virtually nothing that has been posted on it has been removed, making
it a great source of information.
At the same time, I find it almost unusable. The search engine is worthless.
The layout is difficult to work with. Areas in the Member's only section
have not been updated (for instance, the MO section still points to the 2002
Membership Manual and Club Recharter kit, along with the 2003 Safety Code).
In the "Digital Archives" lies the promise of updates to the Model Aviation
Archives. They have not been updated since it's inception. It is difficult,
to the point of being unreasonable, for a member to enter the MO section for
the first time. Once in, it is necessary to log in again each time you
enter. Although a check box seems to give the option to log in again in the
future, it does not work.
The entire site is in disarray. Newbies would find it very difficult to get
the information on starting in the hobby, applications, insurance
information, etc. Everything seems to be "tacked on". The Publications
Committee, chaired by Bob Brown has the responsibility for the site. The
.pdf documents are not effectively filed and finding the document of
interest is difficult, at best. I can not imagine trying to negotiate the
site without a cable or dsl connection.
What do you think about the site? What can be done to fix it? Are we getting
value for the dollars we spend on the site? Rob Kurek, Director of
Publications, seems to have control of the site. How would you rate the job
he is doing?