We have some things planned for the site. It just takes more time than you would think to get things working.
Some planned areas: 1. Online joining/renewal of ALA membership 2. Wiki (livebearer wiki) any better names? this would include different livebearers species, probably public access 3. Articles, former Livebearer items and other articles on livebearers and fishkeeping, probably ALA Member only 4. E-trader (current and archive), probably ALA Member only 5. Livebearer current and archive), probably ALA Member only 6. Breeders' Award program: Online BAP forms, Expand BAP content to include up to date information, possibly database 7. Species Maintenance program, add more information sheets
What would you like to see?
Posted on: 2009/4/22 12:00
Earl Blewett Member, Board of Directors Tulsa, OK email@example.com (918) 7441562 Halfbeaks and Wild Livebearers
Hey Earl trust me I already know how complicated this website stuff can be. I am in the process of creating my own website and just bought a book to learn how. A lot of complicated stuff involved. Anyway as for the stuff I would like to see I would have to say all of the above. The most important I think would be the online joining/renewal. Any way at all that this process can be streamlined the more likely people are to join and renew. The second would be online articles, e-trader and livebearers current and archive for the members only area. I remember the last site did not really have much for the members area which made many people wonder why their even was a members area. By streamlining the process to join and renew and by providing more content to the members only area I think this will bring in a lot more new members.
Posted on: 2009/4/22 17:51
Michael Miller Fancy Xiphophorus Breeder "If you can not be good atleast be good at it." www.fancyswordtails.com
As a future enhancement, too late this time, we could use a live log in to create the seller sheets electronically (paperless) by recording the data in an on line database. The few people unable to use the internet to register their sales could present a paper sales sheet at the auction registration. It would mean nobody would need to manually record the seller for each bag and the data would be entered into the tracking system with no work by the host club except for late additions. The excel sheet used this year by CCAC almost gets there. If the excel sheet were saved on the club's site, it would be no effort to dump the data into a database of all the sellers. A simple sign up sheet with the usual name, etc. could be kept electronically by having a portable PC to sign in on instead of a paper registration. The signed in buyer would then be automatically entered into the records and when sales are made, all that would be needed would be to match the sale price, bag number and buyer number as is already being done today. The end result would be an easy sign in process with a semi-permanent record of transactions that could be called up at will. The database could be designed to automatically total the sales for a seller, automatically total the costs for a buyer and automatically place the buyer and seller information, un-priced, in a public location as was suggested. I would find such a database easy to set up except that I have no experience with the on-line interface aspect of such a database. Because few people actually have database software, the information could be output to a CSV file for people to read using whatever software they prefer to use. Most spreadsheet software can easily read a CSV file.
Just had another thought...the 'sort' option only works each time you go to a thread, instead of being your preference. Is there any to fix that so the preference 'sticks' once you've put in your profile?
I was wondering if there was a place on the forum that we could post looking for items or fish for the time being until the E trader is up and running because I am looking for someone that is willing to ship grindle worms to canada.