Newark Amateur Radio Association

NARA Member Posting Area => General Discussion & Information => Topic started by: Admin on May 08, 2018, 12:56:35 PM

Title: Website Readme
Post by: Admin on May 08, 2018, 12:56:35 PM
Here's a word about web site interaction available to NARA members and other authorized persons.  Some features are not visible without registration and login. 

An Information/Bulletin/Message Board, a Gallery, and a File Manager are all available to use and share amateur radio-related and NARA information.

The Information Board is a dynamic application that allows the sharing of information using a combination of text, pictures, and/or video.  The board also includes a Calendar for posting events and a Ragchew Box for On-line Chat.  In order to post on the Board, you must register and be patient while Admin approves your access.  https://n8ara.org/smf/index.php  Once you're setup, you simply login and you have access to all of the features.  A convenient Login/Registration from your Google, Microsoft, or Open ID is available, as well.  Some permissions will still require setting by Admin.

Where text is not important but pictures and video are important, a Gallery is available to suit that need.  This is typically used for pictoral histories of events.  In order to post on the Gallery, you must register separately from the Board and be patient while Admin approves your access.  https://www.n8ara.org/zen/index.php  Once you're setup, you simply login and you have access to all of the features.

Where larger files may need to be shared or archived, the File Manager serves that purpose.  Uploaders can set a uploaded file as 'public' and then a direct URL can be shared for public viewing.  In order to post on the File Manager, you must register separately from the Board and Gallery and be patient while Admin approves your access.  A link to the File Manager becomes visible once you login to the Message Board.  Once you're setup, you simply login and you have access to all of the features.

In all cases, registration is pending until approval from the webmaster.  This allows the webmaster to ensure your permissions are set appropriately. Please use your call sign in your registration so your registration can be approved without added delay.  Extra security is applied to ensure only valid users are approved and make sure registrants have read the web site Privacy Policy at https://www.n8ara.org/ppolicy.html and read the web site Acceptable Use Policy at https://www.n8ara.org/aup.html

Any questions specific to the web site can be addressed to the [email protected] or via message using the Message Board or via the Contact page at https://www.n8ara.org/zen/page/contact/