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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:36 pm 
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Hi all

I repaired quite a few links today and also added a Facebook comments wall to :

http://www.gtryfon.demon.co.uk/bcc/Uk_c ... ations.htm

I hope this is a more useful resource now than before

You can use the comments wall to suggest sites that are missing, etc.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:38 pm 
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Tryfon Gavriel wrote:
You can use the comments wall to suggest sites that are missing, etc.


Very nice. But what if you don't have a Facebook account? Am I the last person still not to have one?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:24 pm 
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Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Very nice. But what if you don't have a Facebook account? Am I the last person still not to have one?

No.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:17 pm 
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Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tryfon Gavriel wrote:
You can use the comments wall to suggest sites that are missing, etc.


Very nice. But what if you don't have a Facebook account? Am I the last person still not to have one?


I appreciate some people don't want to be on facebook for privacy and other reasons. But for helping promote chess clubs and for the social plugins to websites it provides, maybe it is good for chess clubs and organisations to become more socially connected. Some clubs dwindle and end up having to close through lack of members, so I think promotion is key- and if facebook is becoming an important promotional resource, then I think perhaps it is worth exploring it as an option.

The social plugins I used include the "Like" and the "Comments Wall" - but the directory of clubs is an ordinary web page - and you don't need to be on facebook to use the directory.

The website social plugins Facebook provides are shown here:

http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:09 pm 
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How do I go about getting Redditch Chess Club added to your list? We do have a facebook page but it is a bit short of activity. We would like to attract some more members. We have had a very good season generally with so far 2 teams promoted and another winning a trophy but we would like a few more players, so any publicity would be welcome.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:00 am 
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Hi there

I have added Redditch now to the county of Worcestershire- that is right isn't it ?!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:02 am 
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Tryfon Gavriel wrote:
I have added Redditch now to the county of Worcestershire- that is right isn't it ?!


Yes. No definition of Warwickshire has ever included that. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:11 am 
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Tryfon Gavriel wrote:
I have added Redditch now to the county of Worcestershire- that is right isn't it ?!

You might also update your list of Kent clubs - Hastings is in Sussex.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:41 am 
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Ian Thompson wrote:
You might also update your list of Kent clubs - Hastings is in Sussex.

Hastings is indeed in (East) Sussex, but Hastings CC is also affiliated to Kent CCA.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:03 pm 
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Thanks for that Tryfon. Yes we are in Worcestershire but very close to the border with Warwickshire, about 3 miles away. In fact parts of Redditch were in Warwickshire at one time.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:42 pm 
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Tryfon Gavriel wrote:
Hi there

I have added Redditch now to the county of Worcestershire- that is right isn't it ?!

Best wishes
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Here is a little task for you Tryfon : make your listing post code searchable on the location of the playing venue of the club.

For example, I would like to locate clubs meeting within 10 miles of my post code.

I'm sure you can sort that in an hour or two!

Maybe a much better version of http://www.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=115250766788877321392.000480e8ed41dbce44a16

would be handy?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:58 pm 
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John Upham wrote:

That's a nice map, but why the different colour pins and one club represented by a car?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:22 pm 
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Brent Smith wrote:
John Upham wrote:

That's a nice map, but why the different colour pins and one club represented by a car?


Good question and not a good answer. Two clubs play at the same post code : Camberley and Sandhurst so I had to differentiate somehow.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:47 am 
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Hi John

Please feel free to use Britweb for your postcode project - I can link to your page from Britweb if you would like to maintain the post codes. The problem I see maybe is that clubs sometimes move or close. I am not sure if such details should really just be on the club's website.

I think the major update from my perspective of Britweb which has brought it more "alive" is the use of the two Facebook social plugins - perhaps more club websites can use these social plugins for leveraging social networks?!

Facebook social plugins page: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:11 pm 
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Two clubs play at the same post code : Camberley and Sandhurst so I had to differentiate somehow.


That's much better than the map they use on the ECF website. Redditch and Headless Cross Chess clubs are close together and when you click on the ECF googlemap only Headless Cross comes up. When I queried this with the office they couldn't find a way to make us come up as well and said we would have to rely on people scrolling down the names at the side. The problem with that is that people won't necessarily realise that we are close to Headless Cross on the map and so won't look at us.


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