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Offline fartymarty

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2018 Texas Hill Country
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:02:12 PM »
Other than being a registered attendee I have no administrative association with this event. However I think a link to the event should be on the forum, so I put it here.

http://reg.planetreg.com/E61014348213877

https://www.facebook.com/events/869273023182266 edit: OOPS! wrong year!

Correct Facebook Link---> https://www.facebook.com/events/306884979874751/

If there is another link already here on the forum somewhere, then it isn't that easy to find, so here is another.
I think I'm helping, but if I'm just making the waters muddy, somebody please let me know and I'll delete this.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2018, 01:20:33 PM by fartymarty »

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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 06:23:08 PM »
You done good Martin, thanks.
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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 11:12:11 AM »
Thanks for that info, I checked and don't see the event on the calendar on this site.

For a second I thought the dates looked odd, then realized the calendar I was using (the one on our MSTA site with events) runs Mon-Sun instead of Sun-Sat.
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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 12:16:51 PM »
Thanks for that info, I checked and don't see the event on the calendar on this site.

For a second I thought the dates looked odd, then realized the calendar I was using (the one on our MSTA site with events) runs Mon-Sun instead of Sun-Sat.

Would you have a link to that calendar that you are referring to?  Which exactly is "our MSTA site"?

Pardon my rant, especially here in a section that is supposed to be dedicated to one event, but my one criticism of the MSTA is that it is scattered to hell and back all over the internet. I just now noticed that the links I provided above actually are making the waters muddy...the dates don't agree. Obviously the farcebook page I linked to is for a prior year. I'll cross that out.

..anyway (yeah, rant is over  :), sorry ) I've tried to put it (the event, not the rant) on the calendar but I might not have done it right.




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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2018, 01:43:25 PM »
It is on the calender....

this is generally the responsibility of whomever is putting on or coordinating an event, ride, meetup, what have you.  Of course, they can delegate it to another.  Will Bishop has made an offer on the MSTA national Facebook page to create an “event” page for any of the MSTA events that people want one set up for.  It’s actually very easy to do.

MSTA information is scattered all over the Internet because many people have their own preferred way of using the Internet.....this forum, Facebook, e-mail lists, etc. Keeping the MSTA website alone correct and up to date could be a full time job for one person.  Bob does a tremendous job, but he’s only one person.  Keeping all of the various forms of internet communications synced would be great, but it’s going to take more people willing to be on a team that does it, than just Bob.


Perhaps we need to put together an internet communications TEAM?
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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 02:29:36 PM »
It is on the calendar....
I guess I did it right then. Cool.

this is generally the responsibility of whomever is putting on or coordinating an event, ride, meetup, what have you.  Of course, they can delegate it to another.  Will Bishop has made an offer on the MSTA national Facebook page to create an “event” page for any of the MSTA events that people want one set up for.  It’s actually very easy to do.

MSTA information is scattered all over the Internet because many people have their own preferred way of using the Internet.....this forum, Facebook, e-mail lists, etc. Keeping the MSTA website alone correct and up to date could be a full time job for one person.  Bob does a tremendous job, but he’s only one person.  Keeping all of the various forms of internet communications synced would be great, but it’s going to take more people willing to be on a team that does it, than just Bob.

Perhaps we need to put together an internet communications TEAM?


Just to be clear, my mini rant wasn't aimed at Bob (despite him stealing my misplaced 1/4" socket extension), he's doing a great job! It was just a rant/release of low level frustration, not aimed at anybody.
Still I think the EC should look into this. IMO there should be one location to get the links to all the events no matter where the individual volunteer hosts decide to put that info. I haven't been to that many MSTA events, but the ones that I have were all very impressive the way they were organized and executed. The scattering of info all over the place belies that impression IMO, at least until a central link is established. I vote for the forum to be that central link, however the where really isn't that important, the existence of a central link is, be it facebook, the forum, or the Join the MSTA website.   

Judi, (and all of MSTA) my apologies for taking the forum section dedicated to this event off topic. I'm looking forward to riding the Hill Country in October!

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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 04:52:43 PM »
Marty....it’s a good observation and certainly should be something that can be taken a look at.  I also apologize for letting a discussion get off base.
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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2018, 05:41:28 PM »
Thanks for that info, I checked and don't see the event on the calendar on this site.

For a second I thought the dates looked odd, then realized the calendar I was using (the one on our MSTA site with events) runs Mon-Sun instead of Sun-Sat.

Would you have a link to that calendar that you are referring to?  Which exactly is "our MSTA site"?

Pardon my rant, especially here in a section that is supposed to be dedicated to one event, but my one criticism of the MSTA is that it is scattered to hell and back all over the internet. I just now noticed that the links I provided above actually are making the waters muddy...the dates don't agree. Obviously the farcebook page I linked to is for a prior year. I'll cross that out.

..anyway (yeah, rant is over  :) , sorry ) I've tried to put it (the event, not the rant) on the calendar but I might not have done it right.
Let's start with this, I access the MSTA forum pages using a PC or tablet and a web browser. Others may use Tapatalk an app for mobile devices to read/post to forums. I have no idea how different that is.


The calendar is a button/link at the top of the MSTA Forum page, it goes to this web address
http://www.ridemsta.com/mstaforums/index.php?action=calendar


There you can change months, click on events etc. It is (I believe) a part of the forum software we use.


I work in IT, have been a programmer for almost 30 years, and use the web a lot. So I am accustomed to hunting for things when they are not in the open. Even given that, I still have problems finding info for MSTA online sometimes. When I saw your question I started digging and looking in the different areas that might have info (calendars, subforums for events, etc.).


PS  I too apologize for going off topic, was just trying to help get the information and answer the questions posed.
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Re: 2018 Texas Hill Country
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2018, 07:13:40 PM »
Early this year I was encouraged to make it easy to find our ride schedule and I made some changes. on our home page, dead center top menu line: LETS RIDE! Was I beeing too cute - should it say RIDE SCHEDULE? Anyway, that link will give you dates, locations contact info for all 2018 events. Thanks to Pat for gathering that info for me. Same info is on the forum, under EVENTS>Upcomiong Events>
Also, I added a banner should be at top of every page :"Lets RIDE! Check out the 2018 Event Schedule"[/size][/font]
link to the same info.


As far as more details about each event, again that is what the event sub boards are for and that falls on the organizers. Yes they have been underused. If organisers choose an alternative platform I am sure they have their reasons. The event organizers are the heart blood of the club. I did an event for 5 years or so and know how much work it is. I am not going to ask them to do any more than they are doing already. But I am ready an willing to assist any organizer with his or her event board. :trink39:







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