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Pia,

once your contact deatils are available on the web you may receive
all kinds of un-wanted information, e-mails about how to enlage parts
of your body, viruses and worms, etc. etc. etc. .

That is a good reason for limiting personal information on the web
(and in printed ommunications) to the required minimum. I.e. the
Branch or Group or HQ secretary.

These people respectively office barers agree - by accepting the
appontment to office, or in case of HQ, by employment - to deal with
all kind of rubbish that may reach them in addition to the required /
desired communication.

We have had a short discussion whether or not the EMO Dancers should
put the "full" newsletter on the website - even though the members'
site is password protected and the files themselves are stored on
separate webspace. The result was: "yes, put it on the web, but
delete all information from the membership list of the online
version, apart from the names".

Kind regards, and Happy New Year,
Oliver Thinius
xxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx

Pia Walker schrieb am 29.12.2003:
>I must admit to not understand the reason why an office bearer of any
>association would want to keep his/her name secret to the public -
>surely it
>is nothing to be ashamed of, and if that association wants people to
>join
>them - surely it is in the interest of the association that everyone
>knows
>who is running it - I would not want to be associated with something
>where
>it is difficult to find out who the management is prior to joining.
>
>Another point is that if contact details is not openly available to
>the
>general public, how can you actually join? Who should I as a
>newcomer to a
>district / area contact to find out about what SCD is, if there are
>no
>contact details? How many of the branches/clubs RSCDS and not have
>a
>listing in any public place easily accessible? How can we expect
>people to
>know about us, if we do not advertise?
>
>Pia

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