Post by Guy G4DWV 4X1LT
On Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:08:39 +0100, just as I was about to take a
Post by Spike
That's unfortunate, because the internet is /the/ place for
disseminating news, and this approach by the RSGB sends completely the
So true. They have not got a clue. Just look at how they run their
forums, or rather don't!
So just how much webspace should the RSGB provide for clubs? Just a few
MB for a static page? Or several GB? How much bandwidth? What about web
frameworks and server side scripting? Should clubs get a shell account?
What handling domain forwarding and mail forwarding? Who is going to be
in charge of archiving and backups? Who sorts out hacks to poorly
secured club sites?
I mean you are complaining the RSGB haven't got a clue but how much clue
have you got here? How much subsidised hosting should they provide to
clubs considering they charge £47 for affiliated club membership? I do
know the hosting package our club site runs on would cost a lot more
than £47/yr except the club gets to piggy back onto that hosting package
for a peppercorn cost plus their domain registration charges as someone
else picks up the bill and they get to slurp up unused capacity.
What the RSGB do provide is a geographic locator with links to club
websites. A nice static page of club details and links would be nice but
I only spent a minute or so seeing what they did provide to help someone
locate a club. Which seems to work offering contact details, phone
numbers, club address, meeting details and website URL.
But as you seem to be suggesting you have clue in providing hosting
services for a disparate group of people with a vast range of
understanding and competencies, why don't you give us the benefit of
this vast knowledge?
I have no problem putting the boot into the RSGB, I could list several
things they deserve a daily kicking over. But this is not one of them.
I await the flood of knowledge you'll be passing on.