I really apologize for any miscommunication when we went through this recent outage. I appreciate your comments, Kingme, CCfan, and Chris.
Just so members know, they are welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
when the site is not online.
My personal blog, The Skeins of Thought
(not the Movie Morlocks, which is TCM property) is one of the places that I posted notices about the site being offline.
I also posted on Facebook on my page
and made the notice open to any member of the public, not just Facebook Friends.
I also twittered
that the site was offline.
I also sent those members whose email addresses I had in my email account at email@example.com
a note describing the problem and our ongoing attempts to solve this issue.
Going forward In an effort to communicate a bit better in future, the following actions have been done and are being considered. At the end of this post you will find a hyperlink to a poll asking members about actions they would like us to to take in the future to improve communication. The poll will run until Friday, May 25th. Your vote and comments are most welcome in the poll thread which is here:
1.) This morning I went through our member database and added all
currently listed email addresses to my list.
2.) If you have an outdated email address and would like to update it to make contacting you easier, please check your account (via your User Control Panel
found near the top on the left side on the SSO main screen).
3.) If you change your email address, please let one of our active admins know about this change by private message. [Current admins are myself, Movieman1957 (Chris), or Lzcutter (Lynn)]
4.) We could set up something for members by establishing one of two types of Group Pages for the Silver Screen Oasis. it may help us to communicate better in the future. There are a couple of ways we could do this.
5.) Refer all members to our existing Silver Screen Castaways blog page, which we set up in 2009 during a past technical glitch. That page can be seen here by members and non-members alike. http://silverscreencastaways.blogspot.com/
6.) We could also set up one of two kinds of Group Pages for the Silver Screen Oasis on Facebook. They are as follows:
a.) A private
Group page on Facebook for members only and closed to anyone not a member. Each of us would need to have a Facebook account to be added to that group. Access to posts on that page would be visible to members only.
b.) A public
Group page on Facebook which would be open to all members and the general public, with posts visible to anyone, including non-Facebook users.
7.) You can vote below on these proposals and see more about the concept of a Facebook Group Page here
8.) Please vote once on this concept in the poll found HERE
. You have six choices in this poll and are asked to please vote once. This poll will end on Friday, May 25th. Your comments are also welcome.
Again, thank you for your continuing interest in the SSO.