Remember the idea for an ORC Members' Skills and Details google doc?
I think this is a vital part of trying to facilitate action and
participation in this group beyond London, be it extra-London meetings
(helped by knowing people's localities through the doc) or digital
collaboration (helped by knowing people's interests through the doc).
The problem is that if it's not up on the website it's not very prominent
and a lot of people won't remember to fill it in. Emailing it to the list
means it quickly gets lost and forgotten in dusty depths of inboxes. The
problem with putting in on the website and making it public is if people
have names and email addresses there, it might be accessible to spammers or
I think I have a solution though.
I've made the doc Private, and shared it only with our google group
email@example.com. This should mean that I can make the
accessible online, but thanks to Google's service integration (better the
devil you know?) only people who are members of the mailing list can view
or edit the doc. I think.
So please experiment with this and check it works and let me know if you
have any concerns.
Here's the google doc again for people to fill out:
I'll put it up as a project so people can find it easily in future.