Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Website

As most people already know we are experimenting with a new site base on Google Sites. It seems quite convenient so far and we have moved most of our content from our previous two sites to this new one. You can find it at http://sites.google.com/site/spacecraftrpg and soon our previous URLs will be pointing to it, if all goes well.

At this time, I am trying to put our application forms up for people that are interested in joining our group. Although using the Google Docs forms appeared to do the job perfectly (I already created two application forms), I ran into a strange issue. The e-mail notification feature is not working as it is supposed to. It is probably a bug since I have read posts from people complaining that it is not working. What this means is that while the forms will accept input and store it in a spreadsheet, we will need to constantly check the spreadsheet manually to find out if someone has applied. So, I decided to take a look around and see what other options we have for our applications (beside just linking to our old applications). http://creator.zoho.com in particular seems like a very interesting alternative. It only offers a limited number of free applications and thus I am more inclined to use Google's Forms, but our demands here are very limited so we should need to worry about what we use as long as we get the data. For now, I will wait for a few days and see if Google fixes their bug.

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