With the winter "work season" now upon us, the webteam is working on plans for upgrades and enhancements. One of the first changes is to split the BMW MOA web site into Member and Guest sections. Access to the Member section will be though a login validated against our membership database. This is going to allow us to put things on the web site we've not considered before. Naturally, we have a list of ideas, but the best idea is often the one you haven't heard yet. Plus, there's a need to prioritize. As acting Content Manager, I'd like to get member suggestions and comments to add to the mix we have now.
To set the stage, we will be doing a lot more integration between the Owners News and the web site. You will see teaser material on the web pointing to the next ON issue, and you'll see articles published in the ON to the web. Magazines are "push" while the web is "pull". Each has it's advantages and limitations, and we since we have both media, are going to use them to compliment each other. That also means at some point the Flea Market will have an on-line version.
Said another way, the ON and the web site are going to live together. Television did not kill radio, and the web hasn't and won't ever kill magazines. So please take that into consideration in your comments. Also, please consider that as best as we can tell less than 10% of our total membership is currently registered on the forums. That's going to grow - but the very fact you are here makes you somewhat atypical and we're looking for ideas that will appeal to a broad group. That might mean one idea "everyone" will like, but it could also mean seveal ideas, each of which has a smaller audience but together add up.
That's the into. I started this as a new thread to (hopefully) stay better focused. Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.