Monday, December 29, 2008

The Future of the NGHS 1986 blog

Regardless of the book issue (see previous post), I'm not sure if it makes sense to keep going with this until the next reunion.

I could keep it up on the web so that people can check in.
I can take it offline until a year before the next reunion (25 year in 2011?). I do think this would be a great way to publicize and plan for the next reunion. I know that most people really enjoyed the reunion, but many didn't hear about it, and a lot of folks thought the venue was too small and the time allotted was too short. So those planning the next one could use this site as another way of broadcasting the details of the event. In any case, we do have an updated email list.

I could keep it up as more of a community bulletin board, making it easy for others to post questions and comments. Perhaps a listserv would be better, but then people get inundated with emails. The bulletin board issue is that I would probably need to keep track of possibly inappropriate postings.

I could turn it over to someone with more time than me to keep it going in whatever format.

Regardless of the future state of the blog, I think it has already had its intended effect of letting everyone know what we have been doing, and in many cases getting some folks back in touch with each other. Not to mention clearing up some of the Northgate Mysteries (though much still remains murky!).

So let me know in comments what you think.


The Reunion Book

Hi everyone,
I know it's been awhile since I've posted, but now that the semester is over I can think about this site again.

I was recently sent a copy of the Reunion Book. I was wondering if you think I should post some things from the book, from people who haven't sent in their info. My guess is that most people by now have heard about the site but haven't emailed because they are not willing to have their personal info on the web.

On the other hand, they did publicize their current (as of 2006) status.

I have had a few requests to take down information, and I have complied with every one, even if the info was already someplace else on the web.

I could scan and post the book as is, but the quality isn't that great to begin with. I could post the bios of the folks who have not yet posted. I could ignore it altogether.

So, for those of you who check in occasionally, let me know what you think.