Re: National Web site
Ronald W. Fox (us018956@POP3.INTERRAMP.COM)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 21:13:23 PDT
--- On Wed, 10 Jul 1996 16:20:59 U Mike Schatzberg
>I've taken the liberty of passing along the Scouts-L messages pertaining to
>the BSA National Web site to the folks at National responsible for the site.
>If you like
>this initial attempt, and would like to see more, let National know.
O.K., Mike, I've already made some comments, but please pass these along:
1) Please let us know what the mission of this site is.
2) You could really stretch your dollars if you used some of the
people on the 'Net who are running Scouting Web sites already
to give National a hand. I haven't taken Wood Badge (yet), but
I understand one of the things they stress is "Use your resources."
We're part of the Scouting movement. We are your resources!
3) The area marked "What's New" has got to be something NEW! There
are plenty of resources available for this: see point #2.
Stress what Scouts are doing, not some art exhibit.
4) I'm willing to grant the point of the E-Mail address. National
would be swamped.
5) I'm willing to grant the point of not using the Web server to
distribute BSA documents AT THIS TIME. However, I believe that
National should work towards distributing at least a useful
subset of its documentation on a Web/FTP site within the next
National doesn't use the 'Net for communicating under normal conditions,
but this is an exceptional circumstance. I think it's reasonable for
someone involved in this effort to communicate directly with the
Scouting 'Net community, as long as we all agree to limit our
discussion to the Web site and the Internet itself.
I am very glad to see National set up a web site. I don't want my
criticism cause them to withdraw into a shell. I'd like to help
make it better.
Cubmaster, Pack 69
Des Plaines Valley Council
E-mail: email@example.com (Ronald W. Fox)
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