Here’s a note on how to get in touch directly with other club members. I didn’t include this yesterday, as I hadn’t activated the functionality at that point as I was still evaluating some final options.
When logged in, there is the functionality to enable you to comment on events you are attending, and to see and reply to other club member comments. This is visible to all logged in club members, and is a good way of seeking lifts etc. When someone replies to a comment you have made, you should get an email notification that you have a comment reply.
There will come a point however when you’ve identified whom you wish to share a lift with, and you want to get in touch directly, to exchange details, and finalize arrangements.
There is now the functionality to email other club members directly from the website. You are limited to emailing one club member at a time, to prevent mass emails being sent by individual club members (excepting committee). To do this click on your name when logged in, which takes you to your profile area, and on the left you will see a email users menu item.
Click on Send to User(s).
You will see the following screen.
Click on a member’s name (you may only select one club member to prevent mass emails), fill in the email subject, and enter your email text in the message area, then click send. It may look different, depending on the age of your browser, just click on the recipient box if an older browser and a club member list should pop up.
Both you and the other club member will get the email, with their email in the TO box, and yours in the CC, and firstname.lastname@example.org in the FROM box. Be aware of this when replying to the email, as that will just send to the email@example.com which is a dead mailbox.
Please use this feature considerately, and do not abuse it, or it will be taken away.
As Paul hinted at, in his launch news: another way for club members to keep in touch without needing to use Stephen Deaville as a Medium.