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Title: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: Greybeard on 12.09. 2017 15:51
I had an idea!  *bright idea* How about an emergency email address for this forum. The purpose of this would be to allow members partners let the forum, (admin I suppose) know that their 'significant other' cannot post for some, possibly terminal reason. If, for instance I were to drop dead  :P my wifey would not know how to sign on to this forum to let you know; a simple email address in her Contacts would simplify things. It might be best if the address contained the string 'emergency' so it's obvious that it's only to be used for exceptional contact. Wotjerfink?
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: RoyC on 12.09. 2017 16:17
 :(
If, for instance I were to drop dead 
Are you thinking of dropping dead then Greybeard ?  *sad2*
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: Greybeard on 12.09. 2017 16:49
:(
If, for instance I were to drop dead 
Are you thinking of dropping dead then Greybeard ?  *sad2*
Well, yes, at some point. Aren't you?

If you look at older posts to this forum there are many names that are no longer posting. Of course there are many possible reasons for this but one of them may be that the member has gone to the great BSA factory in the sky.
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: Caretaker on 12.09. 2017 18:05
Hello, have dropped dead several times, but higher powers made me come back (for the moment :O)

What about instructing relatives \ friends to use the contact form in the main menu?
( https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?action=contact )

As anyone could claim anything about anyone (xxx gone to find the Holy Grail and the Loch Ness monster, and also abducted by aliens who did a sex change operation, never to be seen again and no traces, please give me all credentials and passwords etc) so up to the message receiver (forum admin) to check if it's a legit message\situation, sender ip and other info may prove it's a legit source or not.

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the great BSA factory in the sky
lol
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: Greybeard on 12.09. 2017 18:43
What about instructing relatives \ friends to use the contact form in the main menu?
( https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?action=contact (https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?action=contact) )
I couldn't find a 'Contact' button myself so clicked on that link and got this!
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: Caretaker on 12.09. 2017 20:04
^^^ that's strange, I see it in any kind of browser on any kind of pc.

Anyone else not seeing the contact link in the menu ? (see attachment)

EDIT: Figured it out  *good3*
When logged-in the contact button is 'hidden' for all members (logged-in members got PM for any contact with admin or moderator). So test again after log out, as guest the button will be there, and the link above will work. Please confirm.
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: muskrat on 12.09. 2017 21:25
G'day e and GB.
That worked for me once logged out.
A few years ago I had the problem of contacting two forums (Ducati Owners and FJ Yam owners) to let them know of the death of a member. I had to join the forums which took a couple of days. So many members missed the funeral.
If I fell off the perch tomorrow the wife would know to contact here as she reccons I spend more time here than in bed with her! Nearly true!
Cheers
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: Greybeard on 12.09. 2017 21:37
Yeh, OK, I guess that works but it still depends on someone who is only slightly tech savie knowing the URL for the forum. I will have to make her a shortcut icon.
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: WozzA on 14.09. 2017 07:45
I've got a shortcut pasted on the desktop & never log out...
so if you see a message from me advising you I've croaked it   
please dont think it's me speaking to you from the grave.. it's just Mrs Woz   *computer*    *pull hair out*
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: RoyC on 14.09. 2017 10:08
I've got a shortcut pasted on the desktop & never log out...
so if you see a message from me advising you I've croaked it   
please dont think it's me speaking to you from the grave.. it's just Mrs Woz   *computer*    *pull hair out*
I live alone now, so you won't hear from me cuz the dogs useless on the computer.
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: Topdad on 14.09. 2017 10:53
Marginally better than me I'll venture !!  *whistle*
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: cyclobutch on 15.09. 2017 10:29
I think someone sold you a Wombat.
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: RoyC on 15.09. 2017 16:36
I think someone sold you a Wombat.
Thats not my dog, I just thought that one looked funny.
This is my dog, Lizzie.
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: cyclobutch on 15.09. 2017 16:56
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXn2QVipK2o
Title: Re: What about a forum emergency email address?
Post by: A10 JWO on 15.09. 2017 17:19
Hi Greybeard. If anything happens there is always the other wise Greybeard on the other forum, ( Joking )