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Offline smithr1

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COG Areas Is yours correct?
« on: May 09, 2011, 05:36:57 pm »
I continually have problems with members not being in the COG Area that they should be in.  Part of the problem is a new person signing up is not presented a map of the areas to decide what area to pic.  It seems this is a limitation of the software and will not change anytime soon.  Here is what I think might help.

The COG AREA or Chapter map needs to be on the Home Page in my opinion.  It needs to be predominant part of the home page so everyone sees at a glance...
1. That we have areas and what their area might be.
2. They see that there are area web pages for each area so these pages get used more.

This does not fix the problem of people not picking the correct area when going through the sign up process but it might help. 

PS:  Go check your area selection.  Don't know what area you are in?  Go to the main cog homepage at www.cog-online.org  Pick About COG from the gray top menu and then pick COG Chapters and find your area. 
Members, when you sign in does it take you to the correct area?  You can tell what area is set in your profile by if the Calendar is set to the correct area.  If not then write membership@cog-online.org and let them know what the problem is and how it needs to be to be correct.
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Offline S Smith

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Re: COG Areas Is yours correct?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 06:10:19 pm »
Here is a portion of the welcome message email that goes out when someone joins the club or registers to use the forum...

Verify The COG Area You Chose When Registering...
The six COG geographic areas may place you differently than you may think. Check the list below to match your state to COG Area, and if you made a mistake when registering, please contact membership @ cog-online.org to have this corrected.
 
Northwest Area COG : Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory.
 
North Central Area COG : Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba.

Northeast Area COG : Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec.
 
Southwest Area COG : Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah.
 
South Central Area COG : Arkansas, Lousiana, Oklahoma, Texas.

Southeast Area COG :  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.
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