Hi Everyone. I for one have never been impressed with this website. It cost's about $220 a year to have, and about the only person that they contact or can contact them is MIKE, they never seem to respond to messages from me, even though I am the one who is behind the funding..any how..
This recent "down", had us scrambling to find an alternative, and given that I needed the Taupo dinner details..(thankfully my wife has a better memory than me..) it had mike starting "nz-cyclist.com" on facebook.
Now some of you "dont do" facebook, but..this is a separate page or site. So it works like anyother website, but already it seems to have some better functions than this site. Brian has posted a ride for Sunday and it automatically sends out invites, click the link and it's all there for you to see, easier to respond too, put attending or not etc, and of course Facebook is much more user friendly.
This is a CLOSED site too. it's only going to be available by invitation and to those who RIDE, so it's separate from the bigger nz cyclist facebook site of about 3,000? members. This closed site will be just probably the people you know.
It seems to work alot better, and given that most have a facebook account it's easier. plus it's free. This site that has been unreliable has put limits on our member numbers, they want more money, so we have been culling anyone who has'nt been on the site for 2 years, not the most ideal position, but needs must.
So, your welcome to comment, I hope this can work out better. if it doesn't, then maybe we have to look for another more suitable proposition, i don't think i'ts going to mean though staying with this site.
Debbie has told me for instance that the Taupo dinner thread has completely gone since the site went down a few days ago, by the way..nothing given to us as to why?