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George

Joined: 1-12-05

Topics: 6

Replies: 35

Posted: Thu 7th Nov 2019, 4:49pm
member to member contact

This page is to allow members to contact each other.
The committee are in the process of setting up a membership list complete with addresses. Members will of course be allowed to refuse to have their address published. likewise Juniors.
This list will only be accessed by other members via the website. please let us know how you feel.
 

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Xz

Joined: 1-01-92

Topics: 29

Replies: 357

Posted: Fri 8th Nov 2019, 9:12am

This is beyond 'needed'. The whole ethos of the Society is to encourage member to member contact. To do that you need to know who is in the Society, not just how to contact them. If you don't want to be contacted then there seems little point in joining?

Bob Gray (Ex Chairman).

01782 642828
 

MartynRedfearn

Joined: 1-01-94

Topics: 26

Replies: 203

Posted: Fri 8th Nov 2019, 2:28pm

very happy to have mine in
 

George Coles

Joined: 4-08-09

Topics: 31

Replies: 188

Posted: Fri 8th Nov 2019, 3:38pm

Count me in - Bob Gray's post (above) says it all.

George Coles
4373
 

Bill

Joined: 22-05-03

Topics: 21

Replies: 47

Posted: Sat 9th Nov 2019, 11:49am

I originally joined the SOCIETY to find out who is nearby me to talk to and ask questions. Also to see if anyone new to the SOCIETY in my locality has joined and see if they would like to come get involved with our railway.
 

Peter Beevers

Joined: 9-10-01

Topics: 5

Replies: 167

Posted: Mon 11th Nov 2019, 6:41pm

I feel that:
1) Under GDPR, you cannot publish a persons name on such a list without asking for their specific permission to do so - not just their address.
2) You have already asked for permissions to do the rest in the update details section, so this is a 5 minute job to sort out: why has it taken SO long to sort out something so trivial?
 

Lynne L

Joined: 10-01-18

Topics: 3

Replies: 26

Posted: Tue 12th Nov 2019, 12:10pm

Most welcome and long overdue.
 

Colin Edmondson

Joined: 9-08-09

Topics: 4

Replies: 100

Posted: Wed 13th Nov 2019, 4:36pm

Why not reintroduce the members address book section which we used to have, but leave it blank for members to add their own details if they so wish? I am quite happy to be contacted by email, so I would add me details quite happily.
 

George

Joined: 1-12-05

Topics: 6

Replies: 35

Posted: Fri 15th Nov 2019, 11:26am

The thought is to replace the members address page but with the following information.
Name, Club, county/country, telephone, Email address. The last two would be covered over to prevent harvesting of email address. Mine would look like this
George White ESSMEE Somerset/UK telephone email
To access my email you would have to click on it. Members have the right to withhold their address details but this is easily done on line. I would also recommend having a 7 letter password. thoughts please
 

Xz

Joined: 1-01-92

Topics: 29

Replies: 357

Posted: Fri 15th Nov 2019, 7:34pm

I think that sounds very suitable, I believe that 7 character passwords (mixed letters and numerals) are the recommended minimum, so this is a must. Is is possible to set that as a minimum in the software?
 

MartynRedfearn

Joined: 1-01-94

Topics: 26

Replies: 203

Posted: Sat 16th Nov 2019, 7:42am

7 is a little on the low side Apple’s auto generated scrabbled passwords does 20.
 

George Coles

Joined: 4-08-09

Topics: 31

Replies: 188

Posted: Sat 16th Nov 2019, 8:05am

Is the plan to have a separate password to log in to the 'address book'? Or is this proposed new password to enable us to enter/edit our own details?

If the former, I thought we already had a restricted area in the forum?

George C
4373
 

Peter Beevers

Joined: 9-10-01

Topics: 5

Replies: 167

Posted: Fri 22nd Nov 2019, 11:17am

George, I repeat what I said earlier: under GDPR all details which may be used to identify a person are personal data which they have the right to withhold. Therefore, for all data items displayed (including name, which would mean the member became invisible), the owners permission MUST be obtained positively (not just 'tick here to opt out'). Now, I can't see why anyone would want to opt right out but that's irrelevant: the law is the law and must be obeyed.
 

George

Joined: 1-12-05

Topics: 6

Replies: 35

Posted: Fri 22nd Nov 2019, 11:24am

There would be no additional passwords. I have enough members contacting me because they have forgotten theirs. Merely a higher level of security.

As for GDPR. we of course will follow this. But it is not as restrictive as people think. If it where organisations such as ours could not exist.
 

nickburton

Joined: 2-06-09

Topics: 5

Replies: 12

Posted: Sat 7th Dec 2019, 8:04pm

Very happy to join this. As Bob, George and others have the opportunity to socialise with other members is why I joined.
 

Bill

Joined: 22-05-03

Topics: 21

Replies: 47

Posted: Mon 9th Dec 2019, 12:12pm

You're a new ish member. I would've refered to the members list to see if you're close enough for inviting to our railway. Can't do this any more!
 

Switcher

Joined: 1-05-09

Topics: 2

Replies: 5

Posted: Sat 1st Feb 2020, 11:50pm

I support the idea of reintroducing the members' address book. If you don't want to be in it, you don't have to be but as others have said, I thought the idea of joining the society was to be in touch with those of a like mind. I for one am quite happy to have my name, home town, email address and phone number included (that's giving permission!). What are we waiting for? GDPR has got so many people running scared that it is fast becoming a joke. There is nothing to fear if handled in the correct manner.
 

Alan

Joined: 30-01-19

Topics: 0

Replies: 9

Posted: Thu 6th Feb 2020, 11:34am

Quite happy to be included as apart from my local club Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway I know of no others local. Great way to exchange event info and extend invites etc. Sooner the better.
 

GWRGirl

Joined: 17-07-19

Topics: 8

Replies: 33

Posted: Wed 1st Jul 2020, 10:57am

Happy to have mine in as well
 

RETBDavid

Joined: 18-02-15

Topics: 0

Replies: 9

Posted: Fri 3rd Jul 2020, 12:15am

Count me in as well.
 

terryrobinson

Joined: 1-01-82

Topics: 1

Replies: 11

Posted: Fri 3rd Jul 2020, 8:29am

Happy to be included
 

franksidebottom

Joined: 1-01-95

Topics: 4

Replies: 46

Posted: Fri 3rd Jul 2020, 2:40pm

A (rather belated) response to Alan's post of 6th Feb:- There are at least four tracks within striking distance of Frimley Lodge Park. They are (1) Pinewood Miniature Rly (Bracknell/Wokingham) (2) Ascot MES (Ascot race course) (3) Mizens Rly (Woking) (4) Great Cockrow Rly (Chertsey). Leatherhead MES and Guildford MES would not be that far away and there are other (private) railways, but with the above there would be plenty to keep you occupied should you plan to visit in the future! Good luck with your searches.
 
 
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