Archive for January, 2016

Media Madness 2016 – 31st Jan

Once again we’re holding a Media Madness event where residents can exchange books, CDs, DVDs and any other media that you have enjoyed and you would like others to enjoy too.

You should receive a flyer through your letterbox in the next day or two. Alternatively you can see it at this link.

We very much look forward to welcoming you from 2.30 to 4.30pm on Sunday 31st January, at 59 Victoria Road. No money changes hands. There will be refreshments (feel free to bring a small cake or a few biscuits to share), and any material left over at the end will be given to Oxfam. Animated discussion over the merits of the material on offer is strongly encouraged!

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Contributing to the VRG Blog

The VRG blog is a great way to share…

…news, Victoria Road-related announcements, and matters of local interest. The blog can be read by absolutely anyone. However, if you want to contribute or comment on existing posts, you will need to log in.

If you already have another WordPress account of your own,

please let the Chair know and we can give you “author” capability on the VRG blog, using your existing WordPress login.

If you don’t have a WordPress account,

an easy way to contribute is to log in using the vrgblog account (password available from the Chair on request).

How can I log in?

It’s not very easy to find a “login” link from the VRG blog home-page (we’re working on that!). Here’s a link that you can use, and bookmark if you wish: Log in to the VRG Blog

Why is the blog preferable to email for sharing information?

Email is readily available and convenient, but it has some important disadvantages.

Unnecessary sharing of email addresses

If you send an email to a large number of recipients, and you put their addresses in the To: or Cc: parts of an email, then all recipients can see the whole list. Many people may see this as a violation of their privacy. Putting addresses in the Bcc: section (“blind carbon copy”) avoids this problem, but it’s very easy indeed to forget to do it when sending an email.

Congestion of your inbox

An email lands in your inbox whether you wanted it or not, consuming storage space in your email account or on your computer (quite possibly both). By contrast, taking an occasional look at the blog doesn’t cause so much clutter. If you have a WordPress account, you can even arrange to get daily or weekly email notifications of any updates to the blog, giving you the convenience of email without the clutter and storage overhead.

Archiving

Unlike email, the blog offers guaranteed archiving of all content, with searching and categorization of the material.

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