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Pool Updates Via Twitter?

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by smheese, May 21, 2009.

  1. smheese

    smheese New Member

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    are there any twitter style type alerts that can be put into place to tell you when a particular pool has been closed for a mechanical or hygenic or any reason so you don't have to dress up and disappoint the kiddies this year?
     
  2. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Re: Pool Passes Recovered

    No, but sounds like a good idea to me :)
     
  3. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Re: Pool Passes Recovered

    Hmmmmmmmm! I smell a cool project for the Tech Committee!!! We're going to be testing out our new Flicks in the Sticks screen over the next week, so I'll bring the idea up with the team and see what they think. I'll have a chat with Staci as well; I don't think this would be hard to do at all. Hardest part would be making sure timely information is posted to it...

    Thanks for the idea!
     
  4. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Eric.. already sent an email with links. I don't mess with the CMS.. so you guys can do it :)
     
  5. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    We are still getting things worked out.. but check out the new box on this page :)

    http://www.broadlandshoa.org/hoaforum/forumdisplay.php?f=11

    Right now you'll see updates there and we'll work on where else they should be as well (like the Pool page on the main website). You can follow bhoapools on twitter (link on the above page).

    The users aren't tweeters right now, so still need to get sorted out who will be doing all the updates.. but that should not be too hard.
     
  6. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    hey I like that but yea the challenge will be to keep them up to date...
     
  7. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    The good news is they already do the updating.. it's just not done online. The theory is to replace the 'phone calls' with tweets. Then the tweets do both the updating of the websites AND the HOA management.

    Instead of adding a another thing to do.. we simply replace the one thing they already do. Then it should be more reliable.

    Getting closings will be easy... getting any opening updates will be harder :)
     
  8. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    as a twit i LOVE this idea! i think twitter is kinda silly for personal use but for biz and neighborhood updates- FAB.
     
  9. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    redon1-
    Just so you know, I never thought of you as a twit.
     
  10. Baywatch68

    Baywatch68 New Member

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    I always thought of you as more of a tweet.
     
  11. Brassy

    Brassy Hiyah

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    hrm well i don't Tweet, so for the half of us who think it's a waste of time to tell others we just brushed our teeth....it won' make a diff.
     
  12. msflynn

    msflynn New Member

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    But it is also on the forums. See the top of the Broadlands community issues. This way it will be updating both the forum, website and any followers all at the same time. And hopefully soon under the Broadlands pool info as well.

    Staci
     
  13. sharse

    sharse TeamDonzi rocks!!

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    Sweet! You guys don't mess around!!!
     
  14. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Brassy, that's the point; folks like you who don't have a need to 'tweet' won't need to! We're building 'interfaces' from Twitter to the forums and to the front page of the website. For folks like you, you'll just look at the front page or in a particular forum; no need to be a twitter!
     
  15. KPFamily

    KPFamily New Member

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    This is great to have it on twitter! Easier to check on my iphone than the forums before I grease the kids up with sunscreen and head over to the pool. Thanks!
     
  16. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    luckily you are in HERE for as much of the day as I am :p so you don't need a twitter update.

    that said- again- twitter gets a bad rap because sure- lots of ppl just chit chat and post blabber, but for a biz that has updatable, time sensitive info- it's QUITE useful.

    there are plenty of B'landers on twitter who don't even know THIS board exists, or HATE the message board format and/or drama and wouldn't dream of coming in here. THAT'S who the tweets will benefit.

    :naanaa:
     
  17. greggbroadlands

    greggbroadlands New Member

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    I like the twitter updates, way to stay ahead of the curve. Enjoying Twitter for it's usefullness.
     
  18. sri_n

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    I like the updates on top of the forums... but... just wondering if there a way to "retire" old posts? some of these are 8 days old (as of today).
     
  19. msflynn

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    It is set up so the 5 most recent posts are displayed. When we go through a period of nothing you will see old posts but those will disappear if we get the thunderstorms they are calling for tonight. The part I like about having the old posts is you can see how long it has been since anything has happened at the pools

    Staci
     
  20. JLC

    JLC Member

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    Where are they? I'm having trouble finding them. :blush:
     

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