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Postby Lost » Jan 21, 2007 6:29 pm

Why not have a forum where only CDS members can see and post. That gives a way to let our views know to the BOD with out the whole world seeing it? The BOD has one can't be that hard to do.


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Postby Squirrel Girl » Jan 21, 2007 6:55 pm

Do you mean to the BOG of the NSS or to the Directors of the CDS? Either way, I'm not sure that they are reading the forum all that religiously. I think if you want to communicate with Directors, you should write them "directly."

Of course, I can hope that they all start paying closer attention to Cavechat, but even so, I still think direct communication is best.
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Postby Teresa » Jan 21, 2007 7:55 pm

Sounds good. But it needs to be on the CDS webpage,
http://www.nsscds.com not here. After all, those of us who are interested in cave diving and springs but are not divers want to be able to see posts on those subjects, too. And you'll need to find someone to administer such a site and ensure only CDS members participate, Russel. Are you volunteering? If so, again, you need to approach the CDS Board, not the majority of people on this forum, who would be excluded from such a members only forum.
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Postby Lost » Jan 21, 2007 8:11 pm

Yes the CDS webpage is where I was thinking. As far as e-mail CDS-BOD I sent an email to everyone on the BOD about another issue and have recived one email total. Thanks Kelly for your replay. All though the board did act on said issue on the CDS-BOD page.

I do not know what was invovled in Admin. But I would at least try if I was capeable.


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Postby barcelonacvr » Jan 21, 2007 9:16 pm

I agree this would be a great idea as a CDS member.I do not like to see the CDS being tarnished like it is right now on another forum.Some matters are not meant for public eyes IMHO
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Postby FW » Jan 24, 2007 7:21 pm

Teresa wrote:Sounds good. But it needs to be on the CDS webpage,
http://www.nsscds.com not here.

Actually, it is http://www.nsscds.org, the the CDS has to pay for the .com address because a lot of people don't realize that .com means *commercial*. Either address will direct you to the correct webpage.
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Postby FW » Jan 24, 2007 7:31 pm

Lost wrote:As far as e-mail CDS-BOD I sent an email to everyone on the BOD about another issue and have received one email total.


According to the NSS-CDS by-laws, only the chairman can speak for the NSS-CDS.

FWIW, the NSS-CDS is an internal organization of the NSS, and is *not* an Open Water organization. We have better things to do than read Open Water internet forums.

The NSS-CDS did have a members forum, but the BOD at the time was afraid of something like what transpired recently on an Open Water forum, so they disaccociated themselves from it.

If you are interested, that forum is still around, but not limited to NSS-CDS members. Here is a link: http://www.cavediver.net
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Postby barcelonacvr » Jan 24, 2007 7:40 pm

FW wrote:
Lost wrote:The NSS-CDS did have a members forum, but the BOD at the time was afraid of something like what transpired recently on an Open Water forum, so they disaccociated themselves from it.

If you are interested, that forum is still around, but not limited to NSS-CDS members. Here is a link: http://www.cavediver.net





I would like to thank all the volunteers at the NSS CDS for what they do and feel that an excellent,upstanding job is done by all.The UWS is worth the dues alone!

I am sorry some of the members were so brazenly insulted in said forum.


Was there ever a NSS CDS member only forum on the Cave Divers forum?
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Postby FW » Jan 24, 2007 8:21 pm

eramosakarst wrote:Was there ever a NSS CDS member only forum on the Cave Divers forum?

It was setup by the first NSS-CDS webmaster, and only linked from the NSS-CDS webpage, but it was never "members only" though.
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Postby Lost » Jan 24, 2007 11:47 pm

FW wrote:
Lost wrote:As far as e-mail CDS-BOD I sent an email to everyone on the BOD about another issue and have received one email total.


According to the NSS-CDS by-laws, only the chairman can speak for the NSS-CDS.


Well then it is a shame that he was not the one to respond. Thanks Kelly and Ralph.
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Postby Lost » Jan 25, 2007 9:36 am

FW wrote:If you are interested, that forum is still around, but not limited to NSS-CDS members. Here is a link: http://www.cavediver.net


I heard the Moderator of that site would delete or lock a thread if he does not agree with what is being said.




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Postby wendy » Feb 21, 2007 7:58 pm

there is an NSS CDS members forum now http://www.nsscds.com/forum_reg.html
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