Thursday, August 24, 2006

ACF Webmaster Resigns

Citing a lack of time and a renewed interest to actually play chess, Paul Broekhuyse has stepped down as webmaster of the Australian Chess Federation. This announcement in the most recent issue of the federations newsletter.

On the very outdated ACF website Paul says, "The website could also benefit from someone with more free time and stronger technical skills than I have."

Following the announcement is a job ad for the position of ACF webmaster and newsletter editor. Any interested parties can contact the following: ACF President, Denis Jessop - denis.jessop@netspeed.com.au; or ACF Secretary, Jey Hoole - email: jeydh4@hotmail.com.

Applications must be received by close of business on September 07.

Failing any freebie offers for volunteer work, I suggest the ACF just pay some outfit to run their website for them. How about their good hosts over at the Chess Chat forum - the ACF's chess forum of choice?

4 comments:

Matthew Sweeney said...

I wonder if Paul had beeb reading posts at ACCForum before he resigned.

See http://p067.ezboard.com/faustralianchessclubfrm18.showMessage?topicID=7.topic&index=1

Perhaps Paul thought it was the perfect time to light the blue touch paper. In any case, it is time for those au fait with web design [ not me :-( ] to put up their hands AND divide the labour.

Anonymous said...

It is indeed time to divide the labour and wouldn't it be good if the people who have been most critical of the ACF and ACF volunteers put their money where their mouth is?

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for all the volunteer work that you've done for Australian Chess Paul!
I'm sure it has been thousands of hours.
Best of luck over the boards now.

Javier Gil.

Matthew Sweeney said...

Mr Gutless-Anon*2 said "and wouldn't it be good if the people who have been most critical of the ACF and ACF volunteers put their money where their mouth is?"

I tend to agree with two proviso:
1. The critic is NOT currently a voluteer already.
2. The critic has the skills to under take web site design. However, simple updating can be done by anyone.

As soon as a Webmaster is found, I will voluteer to do some updating. Will G-W#2 do the same?