I was picking up on the comment by Silverback who said the website was not up to date.
In particular - There has never been any mention of the signing of Josh Griffin on the Official Club Website; there is no picture of Sam Scott or any details of the coaching staff except JK even though the season is 2 months old; the Club Honours does not show being Grand Finalists in 2013; and on the list of Directors and Staff there is a picture of the late Ron Earnshaw under the title of Life President. Plus the advert in relation to Hospitality says "Download our 2012 Sponsorship Brochure" - either it is out of date or do we need to advertise that our latest brochure is 2 years out of date?
Okay. I can look into those things. Unfortunately, I do not control a lot of the static content, that task belongs to an external company. This can be quite frustrating at times but the reasons are understandable. I do actually pine for the days when I ran my own independent website which I totally controlled, but I decided to shelve that in 2008 to help the club directly instead. Just for clarity, I, like a lot of people at the club, give up a considerable amount of my own time to ensure that the website is maintained as much as possible within my control. When I am instructed to do so by the club I load signing information. I was not asked to load information about Josh for a specific reason and once he had actually played for us, it was pretty obvious he had signed. We have the fastest and most comprehensive match report service in the entire Rugby League. Again, I give up considerable time on an evening to ensure this. I try and get as much access to the players and coach as possible (often at quite unsociable times for both myself and the players) to keep fans up to date and our site is never out of date with the day-to-day dynamic content. Even on the odd occasion we may delay a story, the instantaneous social media coverage on twitter and facebook fills the gap.
I'm sure your intentions in the above post are well-meaning, but it is very easy to pick fault in such a large entity as a website (there is a hell of a lot of content to maintain). I do this on my own in my own time and it is quite disheartening that I appear to have now also fallen in line with the current climate of blame culture for an out of date website. Thing is, I'll keep doing my best, because I know most people appreciate the efforts of all the volunteers at the club. For a reality check on this - take a look at some of the other websites in the league compared to ours and see how we compare.
Edited by Chairman LMAO, 20 April 2014 - 08:47 PM.