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Member News

Started by MSG Mac, December 05, 2019, 05:18:34 pm

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MSG Mac

Is anyone else troubled that the Member News section on the CAP website hasn't shown any news in six months-only obituaries.
Michael P. McEleney
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Eclipse

Quote from: MSG Mac on December 05, 2019, 05:18:34 pm
Is anyone else troubled that the Member News section on the CAP website hasn't shown any news in six months-only obituaries.


Didn't even know there there was a "Member News" section on the website.

The magazine continues to have the awards section at the end.



MSG Mac

Things it could have:  Wing and Region Commander Appointments
                                National Awards to include: Medals of Valor, DSM's, ESA's-any approved at or initiated at the National level
                                Milestones Mitchell and higher, Loening and above
                                Announce changes to regs and manuals
                               
The Magazine is fine, but it's only quarterly An online monthly website can do so much more to update the membership, other than being the obits page,

Michael P. McEleney
Lt Col CAP
MSG USA (Retired)
50 Year Member

MSG Mac

Quote from: Eclipse on December 05, 2019, 09:34:10 pm
Quote from: MSG Mac on December 05, 2019, 05:18:34 pm
Is anyone else troubled that the Member News section on the CAP website hasn't shown any news in six months-only obituaries.


Didn't even know there there was a "Member News" section on the website.

The magazine continues to have the awards section at the end.


From the E-Services page go to : Go Civil Air Patrol.com https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/
On the right side is Members
Go down to National Staff areas>Member News
Michael P. McEleney
Lt Col CAP
MSG USA (Retired)
50 Year Member

Eclipse

With all the "social" nonsense going on, I would imagine those that need to know "things" know them.

I can't imagine too many people are surfing through NHQ's site on a regular basis.

RSS is your friend.



etodd

Quote from: Eclipse on December 05, 2019, 10:38:41 pm
With all the "social" nonsense going on, I would imagine those that need to know "things" know them.



Bingo. Especially with Cadets.  With social media, Cadets (and many Seniors) are posting their awards and other things "during the meeting" as it happens.  By the time a PAO could send something to National it might be weeks later before someone there puts it online. Old news by then. A historical page. LOL
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Fester

Quote from: etodd on December 06, 2019, 01:25:37 am
Quote from: Eclipse on December 05, 2019, 10:38:41 pm
With all the "social" nonsense going on, I would imagine those that need to know "things" know them.



Bingo. Especially with Cadets.  With social media, Cadets (and many Seniors) are posting their awards and other things "during the meeting" as it happens.  By the time a PAO could send something to National it might be weeks later before someone there puts it online. Old news by then. A historical page. LOL


There's no need for a PAO.  NHQ can pull all this info with a couple of eServices reports.....
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Outlandish

Quote from: Eclipse on December 05, 2019, 09:34:10 pm
Quote from: MSG Mac on December 05, 2019, 05:18:34 pm
Is anyone else troubled that the Member News section on the CAP website hasn't shown any news in six months-only obituaries.


Didn't even know there there was a "Member News" section on the website.

The magazine continues to have the awards section at the end.


Not since mid-2016.

etodd

Quote from: Fester on December 06, 2019, 04:06:49 am

There's no need for a PAO.  NHQ can pull all this info with a couple of eServices reports.....


And who at Hdqs would decide amongst the thousands of bits of member news, what to post online?  Might be best not do do any, lest someone get their feelings hurt.  Maybe thats the reason.

I would say 99% of 'member news' is just of local interest anyway. I wouldn't want to have to search through everything and decide what would be of national interest.  We already have folks doing that for the CAP Magazine for articles. That should be enough.
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