What’s New On ahaslo.org
September 6, 2011
If you’re reading this article, then congratulations to you, to me, and to AHA, because the website and articles are online! We’ve just launched this hopefully very useful new website for the Cal Poly Alliance of Happy Atheists and to get you started I just wanted to take a moment to go over the website features.
We’ve redesigned the homepage to serve you the best information at a glance! Quickly see the details of our next meeting or event, latest news, featured item, or if you’re new to the site learn about us!
Clear Mission Statement
As we move under the AHA name we move into our new mission statement. It was written to concisely state the goals you, our members have expressed and our actions in the past as The Brights.
Our Own Forums
The Facebook Group we have is great for sharing questions and interacting with the public, but if you want to have in-depth discussions or you just have unrelated chatter for the group, Facebook just isn’t the right tool. For this reason we’ve launched our own very minimalist forums. Take a look, try it out, and we hope you enjoy using it. We know we want to have a place for these discussions and we’re experimenting with this platform so please let us know what you think, how you like it (or what you would change)!
Our goal is to provide our members and our site users with useful information. We are proud to introduce the humanist library featuring entertaining and educational goodies online and on physical loan from the club to members. Additionally we have put together an atheist resources page which has dozens of useful links organized by topic for easy access.
The new media page is a portal to our two current media libraries (videos and articles). We are also looking into other productions to be shared online. Our new videos page has a concise, user friendly list of our videos from the past and a place for all of our (many) future videos.
We’ve also decided it’s time to start publishing articles from our members online so we are introducing our articles section. We know many of our members have written pieces on or have great things to discuss about secularism, science, atheism, religion, their religious background, and many other subjects. We have a guideline for articles that qualify for publication, but if you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact an officer.
We’ve improved our mailing list system using Google Groups. Now you have control over what messages you receive how often and when you want to subscribe or unsubscribe. You can now view all of the archived messages online at the AHA Google group.
We hope you find all of our changes and new tools useful. As with the club, this website could be anything its members want it to be. If you have any feedback or suggestions for new features please contact us because we would love to hear it!