What do you think of the revamped Members’ area of party website?

The digital geniuses at Party HQ have been giving a New Year Spring clean to the Members’ Area of the party website.

If you’ve never had a wander around there, why not make yourself a cup fo tea and go and have a wee look.

There’s all sorts of information there. For a start, I realised how outdated my profile was and changed it.

The site is organised into sections for conference, policy, campaigning and training, If you’re interested in what’s going on in the party, you can find committee reports there.

The training section is brilliant, with all sorts of webinars and training presentations. The old OSKAR (Online Skills and Resources) is becoming Lib Dem Learning, which makes a lot more sense and there will be a whole load more information there in the months ahead.

Anyone who has any access to any party data needs to keep an eye on their new responsibilities under GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulations. There’s some very important information that every single local party executive will need to read and act upon in the next few weeks which you can find here. 

I am nitpicking here, because I generally think the site is constructed in a sensible way but one  change I’d like to see is more prominence for party organisations like Lib Dem Women, LGBT+ Lib Dems and ALDC. We know that people are more likely to stay with us if they are engaged in one of these SAOs as they are known, so it would make sense to have a direct link on the front page of the site to the SAO page. At the moment, you have to go hunting for it.

What do you think? What would you like to see included and is there anything that could be done to improve accessibility?

 

 

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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2 Comments

  • The managing emails section is confusing

  • suzanne Fletcher 15th Jan '18 - 4:53pm

    Oh dear, not happy.
    didn’t accept previous password, but that sorted now.
    I won’t be going on unless I have to, seems to be full of things jumping at me to donate (yes I know party needs money but if I am just on looking for something don’t want it all the time) and to sign up to Ad Lib (which I did, will see what sort of things I get, but don’t want to keep on being asked to sign up).
    looked at news and media, and couldn’t see anywhere to “search”, but that was on the home page it seems.
    Don’t see point in filling in my “profile”, but open to ideas,
    it says I have a score of 369 pc. no idea what that means – does it record everytime I phone canvass, or open an e-mail from HQ, or fill in the MDO data base, or behave myself of what ?

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