[amsat-bb] Seriously - can this be updated?
spatrickfay at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 00:38:48 UTC 2016
As an former outsider looking in. If I am looking to join a group of active
amateurs involved with satellite work and someone said "hey you should look
at AMSAT, they are the ones who put those things up in space" and I went to
the website and I saw a very out of date "store is inactive until (insert
date that is way past due)" i would assume that AMSAT is defunct and never
look back. At best I would not believe the person that told me this is the
organization that puts stuff in space if they can't even keep their website
up to date. It is this kind of thing that discourages new members.
There is also zero reason members should be attacking other members for
bringing this up.
I how ever would not be discouraged if i saw "we are in the process of an
upgrade. please call Martha for assistance" with no date. I would just
call Martha. Having an out of date date looks super mickey mouse. I
am with Peter and Andrew on this
On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 1:57 PM, Dave Webb KB1PVH <kb1pvh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Stop looking at the page if it bothers you that much. What's with the
> constant nit-picking about EVERYTHING?
> Sent from my Galaxy S7
> On Sep 24, 2016 2:13 PM, "Peter Laws" <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > http://store.amsat.org/catalog/
> > I'm not trying to criticize the people doing the work on remodeling
> > the store. Stuff happens and without a full-time IT staff, it happens
> > slowly. I get it. It's fine. More time is needed and that's OK - no
> > one is going to die and if you *really* need something from the store,
> > you can call the office (where there is a full-time staff person!).
> > But for goodness' sake, can we take the date, now >1 week in the past,
> > off the placeholder page? Just put "closed for remodeling" or
> > something.
> > --
> > Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!
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