This page contains brief answers to some of the questions you may have about the WCP Online Newsletter. If your question is not answered below, write the WCP Online Newsletter Webmaster (email).
Can anyone make submissions to the WCP Online Newsletter?
Anyone with an interest in canoeing and kayaking can make submissions to the WCP Online Newsletter. The only exception to this general rule is that the right to post new ads in the For Sale section of the newsletter is limited to current WCP members. If you are a regular visitor to our website, however, we clearly share common interests and you should consider joining our club! Learn how here: Membership Information.
Are there any limitations to what can be submitted to the WCP Online Newsletter?
Most submissions to the WCP Online Newsletter concern canoeing and kayaking: how to do it, where to do it, when to do it, who is doing it, and what to do when something goes wrong. Most of our members have interests beyond paddling, however, and are eager to read and learn more about all forms of human-powered recreation. Many of us are interested in conservation and access issues, so submissions on conservation, access and the environment are encouraged. The WCP has from its origins been actively involved in our wider community, with members giving back by doing everything from pulling trash out of waterways to building ramps for low-income neighbors in need of wheel chair access to their homes. If you know of a service opportunity to which our members can contribute, please tell us!
One limitation to keep in mind: we are a family club and intend to offer a newletter suitable for paddlers of all ages. For this reason we ask that you keep your submissions PG-13.
Another limitation to keep in mind: while members can offer items for sale, the ads must be non-commercial in nature (i.e., you can offer to sell your boat but not advertise your store). Commercial entities wishing to place ads must contact the WCP Online Newsletter Webmaster (email).
Why did my submission disappear from the WCP Online Newsletter?
Was your submission PG-13 and on a topic of interest to your fellow paddlers, conservationists and human-powered outdoor enthusiasts? Did your writing reflect grace, manners and tact? Was your ad non-commercial in nature? If so, I don't know it disappeared. Write me and ask: WCP Online Newsletter Webmaster (email).
What should I do if I find something clearly inappropriate on the WCP Online Newsletter?
Please let me know about it ASAP; if I agree I'll remove it: WCP Online Newsletter Webmaster (email).
No. For security reasons, the only place you can use HTML tags is in the body of your submission.
Why are colons added to the submission I'm following up?
Colons are added to the text in the followup text field box to indicate the lines that quote the submission you are following up.
Why didn't my submission show up?
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Where can I get the scripts that create the WCP Online Newsletter?
The scripts that create the WCP Online Newsletter are extensively rewritten versions of nms's wwwboard. They are not currently available to the public but may be at some point in the future if interest justifies the effort. Check to see if nms's wwwboard suits your needs, and if not, write the WCP Online Newsletter Webmaster (email) for more information.
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