Greetings, Media Team.
We need to take count of how many compañeros are really admin'ing this site. While the site officially has four adminstrators, only I have logged in during the last two weeks. One of our administrators, who shall of course remain nameless, hasn't logged in for over six months. Below is a list of the most apparent issues to be solved for the website.
** Spam **
Spam has become a serious concern on a near-daily basis. The forums and comment sections are regularly inundated with advertisements for shoes, handbags, multiplayer video game money, dick pills -- you name it. The problem is to the point that I have disabled automatic registration of new user accounts; an adminstrator must now verify all new accounts. This is more authoritarian than I would prefer, but public registration can only work if our admins are vigilant about keeping spammers off the site. They haven't been.
** Email and the Contact Form **
An inexcusable amount of email sent to Occupy San Diego via the website's contact form is never read by anyone. What's worse -- of the messages that do get read, only about 10% receive a response. I can hardly find words to describe how appauling this is. We need well-informed OSD'ans to be responding to these emails. They are most often simple questions about upcoming events or concerns about whether or not to show up. Outreach from other city occupations often occurs through this address as well. If you have access to check the info@ account, check in on this forum. If emails sent to us via the contact form can't expect a response, we may have to pull it from the site completely.
Tim // EL13