The old Bells Corners community website is toast and will be erased permanently in the next few days.
Cindy, the newly-appointed LVCA president, wants to start a new LVCA “top-down” site – people can go there to get info and see ads but they can’t post their own content or comments.
Bells Corners residents deserve an open COMMUNITY site, not a simple mouthpiece for the BIA, the councillor and the big box stores.
This is still the official site of the LVCA, at least until the promised elections are held in January.
Somebody wrote me to say that it would be a shame to lose all the useful info contained on the old site, so I’ll try to migrate as much as content as I can here before Ramius pulls the plug and it disappears.
The old site was clunky and slow, but it was free and non-commercial. Anyone could post a comment (and edit their posts later if they wanted to) whereas a WordPress site is less democratic – once you post something it’s no longer yours. You have to proofread what you write BEFORE you post, unless you want careless spelling and sloppy thinking immortalized.
On the other hand, the old site required people to sign up and provide an email address before posting, a sure way to discourage participation.
Plus WordPress is a heck of a lot better-programmed than the Ramius site- way more features and not agonizingly slow like the failed ATO experiment.