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mlong
11-24-2009, 11:04 AM
There is one item that I don't completely understand in the Website Award scoring rubric:

"How does the website handle distribution of information to team members? (i.e. Are meeting times and locations visible to all visitors or is there a private section? Does the public section of the website include personal posts to or from team members?)"

I can't tell from this whether public posting is supposed to be good or bad. My guess, from how it is worded, is that they believe you should have a private section so that team discussion is not visible to all viewers. Does anyone know?

Thanks!

rees2001
11-24-2009, 11:58 AM
Better question is if you have a private section that others can't see & don't know about, how would they know?

Zflash
11-24-2009, 12:24 PM
Better question is if you have a private section that others can't see & don't know about, how would they know?


A member login on the home page maybe?

JohnBoucher
11-24-2009, 01:01 PM
You won't get a clarification from FIRST on this, but I hope this helps.

Everything your team does reflects what "real" companies do. Your team has to purchase materials, maintain a schedule, advertise and so on. Your teams website is the public face of your team. What do you want the public to see?

I want the public to know that they can come to any meeting, anytime. I don't want them to have to hunt for that info.
I want them to know about the team and what the teams means to the students on the team.
I want to know about FIRST and how FIRST is culture changing.
I want my sponsors to be proud of the team and link to it from their website and talk about it in their communications.

I don't want them seeing disagreements or postings between students.
I don't want other teams seeing internal discussions about build.

A company cannot allow internal discussions to become public.

HTH