Forum update

This initiative has been discussed and progressed at the AGM. Moderators are now set to have a meeting with our website adviser and developer John Lenehan and training needs will be addressed. Meanwhile it is vital that registration of members for 2013 is completed so that the necessary communication data is available. This will enable arrangements to be made for all paid up members to log on to the forum which will accessible via the homepage of the website. They will then have the opportunity to have their say on topics of interest.  The original Forum article follows. As part of our ongoing club development we are preparing to launch a Forum on our website. Plans are at a fairly advanced stage at committee level and consultation with our website Technical advisor is ongoing. Many members will already be familiar with the Forum process. We hope that it could be used as a platform to create more club member interaction and involvement with regard to training runs and sessions, races and general information. This should be beneficial to all members. We can learn a lot from our peers and this should lead to us all progressing in our running.

For those who are not familiar with website forums, this is a private part of the website where somebody can “post” or ask a question which other members can reply to and give opinions on. Only club members will be able to see any of the comments and allowed to comment on posts. All club members will be given their own personal login details which will be required to post any comments.There will be topic headings in which any member can post a topic such as Training, Races, Gear, Nutrition and General Discussion. So, for example, if somebody in Claremorris wants to organise a speed session they might post in the Training section with details of a time and venue and anybody who can attend or would prefer a different time can reply to this post in order to set up the session.

Obviously management of  a forum is an important role and people who do this are called moderators. They oversee the communication activity and monitor interchange between contributors. Any inappropriate behaviour on the forum needs to be flagged and taken down. We need 3 to 4 moderators who can monitor the site and take action if needs be.

If anybody has a general interest in this area, or would like to help out please get in touch using  ‘Contact Us’ above – please put Forum in the subject line,  or contact Ann McDonnell on 086 8635534 .  A wide knowledge of technology is not necessary as full training will be provided to all moderators. So we would really appreciate any help.

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