Saturday, July 18, 2009

What's Going On?

As I try to bring closure to the actions of GC09, I have tried repeatedly to click on the GC Legislation site. Everytime I do, it gives me a big error message. When will the GC legislation site be up again and current??

6 Comments:

Blogger Ann said...

All the staff is traveling - the site needs to be updated and corrected for errors - so it is down.

7/18/2009 11:59 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

The entire staff is traveling and no one can update the website???

7/19/2009 12:19 AM  
Blogger Caminante said...

I probably shouldn't write this because I am exhausted but I will... if the staff has worked half as hard as I have at GC, they need a sabbath, too. Besides, when I am travelling, I don't have full access to my web design applications so perhaps they don't either. And if they all are travelling, that means they are most likely in the air. So I'd cut them some slack, despite the importance of the matter. Lastly, I don't know if 'the staff' means one, two or five people. At this rate, it probably means one.

7/19/2009 4:02 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Caminante, I take your point.

Frankly, I don't know how you all survive these grueling days of GC.

And I can understand that the legislation page may need updating. But I do not understand why they took the site down or (as it seems from the message when I go there) just let it crash.

I grew to rely on that site during GC, and just assumed it would stay up. Now I want to talk about, quote, or share some resolutions, and the whole thing has dropped to the bottom of the ocean. I don't understand why. Lack of updating, I could understand. But a total crash for over 24 hours, I cannot.

And, yeah, I wonder who (if anyone) is still in the building who can keep our Web presence alive, but less up to date... give all the heads that are rolling. :(

I wonder what other systems and structures may crash when 1/6th of our Church Center staff lose their jobs.

7/19/2009 6:58 PM  
Blogger James said...

This is what is called in the business world a FUMBLE: propose budget completely revising communications; get budget passed killing publication of many years and just about exclusively relying on new technology; have website during big meeting that is overbuilt and underpowered (i.e., the 'hub'); have clearinghouse website (i.e., resolutions) crash; offer excuse that people are travelling.

Frankly, as regards the General Convention resolutions website, there is no viable excuse for it. In the business world -- and that seems to be the total model for the new communications strategies -- heads would roll.

When all the eggs are put into one brand new basket -- i.e., we bet the farm -- and the basket is dropped ... well ... it all just makes me very sad.

7/20/2009 6:42 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

A cogent explanation, James.

The GCHub was a total bust. (Your description, "overbuilt and underpowered," was right on target.) TEC Communications can't manage to keep the resolutions online beyond the adjournment of GC. And yet they [Linda Watt & Co.] tell us they're going to lead us into the brave new world of communications.

I suppose I'm not smokin' what she's smokin'.

7/20/2009 9:05 PM  

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