SRCMYC/SRCMBC Web Site Guidance Rules
- Web Site Address: there is a single web site which can be accessed either by “srcmyc.org.uk” (representing the Sailing Section) or by “srcmbc.org.uk” (which is the Scale Section address).
- Logging In …web site membership: You do not have to be logged in to view any part of the site, but you do have to log in to comment or create new posts. Web site membership is open to all members of the Sailing and Scale Sections of the Club who have a valid email address. It is not open to members of the public. To request a login password please email the site administrator (Peter Taylor) at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
- What you will be called (!): Web Site Members will be assigned user names based on their real name. They can choose a nick name to be displayed on the web site but they should not choose a name designed to hide their identity. The Editors may refuse to publish posts if the author can not be readily identified by other Club members.
- What Members Can Do: Club Members will be registered as “Contributors” with the ability to submit comments or posts. Once approved for publication by an Editor the post can not then be edited or removed by the Contributor. At least one “Editor” will be appointed for each section of the Club. Only the Editors are able to publish the submitted comments, posts, and new pages on the web site, and they can also edit or delete comments or posts both before and after publication. The web site also has a single “Administrator” on behalf of both Sections of the Club. The Administrator can register new web site users. Club Officials or other members nominated by the Club Committees can be registered as “Authors” giving them the ability to alter or delete posts which they own, even after publication.At present the Editors are: Martin Hart and John Tufnall (Sailing Section); Peter Taylor (Scale Section). The Site Administrator is Peter Taylor.
- Comments and Posts: Any member can submit a comment or create and submit a new post. All comments and posts must be approved by an Editor before publication. This process is mainly to ensure that the item is published under the correct category (Sailing News, Scale News, Sailing Adverts, etc.) and correctly indexed. However items which, in the opinion of the Editors, are not relevant to the Club, which are considered likely to cause offence to other members or to members of the public, or which contravene the law, will not be published. Any decision not to publish is at the discretion of the Editors, however they will inform the Club Officials should such an incident occur. If a person leaves the Club their posts will remain on the web site marked as having being made by a “previous member”.
5a. Posting Photographs: Eventually, all members (who are logged in) should be able to post photographs directly to the new web site. However, transferring the photo galleries from the old web site is a major task which will take a few months to complete. As a result, members writing posts will, at present, not be able to upload photographs. They should email any photographs to accompany their post to the site Administrator (Peter Taylor) at “email@example.com”. However, at the discretion of the Site Administrator, members who contributed photographs to the old web site may be allowed to post photographs direct to the new site. These restrictions will be removed as soon as feasible.
- Adverts and Commercial Links: In general, commercial advertising will not be published. The categories “Scale Section Adverts” and “Sailing Section Adverts” are provided for members’ genuine, non-commercial, model boat related sales. Members with Model Boat related businesses may place a post in the appropriate “Links” category provided their involvement with the business is declared.
- Creating Web Site Pages: “Pages” differ from “Posts” in that they have a permanent location on the web site and are accessed through one of the menus. “Posts” initially appear on the front page of a category (Sailing News, Scale News, Sailing Adverts, etc.) but then move to back pages as more posts are made. Posts remain on the site and can be found by searching the “Archives” but disappear from immediate view. Only Editors can directly create and publish Pages. Members should consult an Editor if they wish to submit a page (perhaps for example about some aspect of Club History). If required, Posts can be converted to pages by the Editors using a copy and paste technique.
- General: these Guidance Rules may be revised or updated as found necessary, or as agreed by the Club Committees..