Blog FAQ

What is the CSC Blog?

The Blog is a place for the Club to post information useful to its members and for members to comment. Currently, the Blog is organized into these categories: ClubEventsSailingWindsurfingYouth Rides, and Volunteer Spotlight.

Can anyone post to the Blog?

Only Club members can post to the Blog, and the posts are reviewed and edited by the Club. Only posts that the Club thinks are of sufficient general interest will be approved. If you want to post, contact one of the Club co-commodores.

Can I include photos in the blog?

Yes, but you'll need help doing it. You can have a photo associated with the blog itself, which will appear in the blog summary on the front page and in other places. You can also reference other photos or even a gallery of photos in the blog post. If you're writing a blog post and want to do either of these things, contact the Webmaster for help

Anything to be aware of writing a blog post?

Don't include links to other sites. The problem is that over time, sites go away, and the links become useless. .

Can anyone comment on the posts?

Only club members logged-in to the website can comment on posts. Comments are not moderated. Indiividual members are responsible for the content they post.

I see that a CSC avatar appears in my post/comment. Can I change it to a different avatar?

Yes. You must be logged-in to the website to do change your blog profile. Hover over Blog on the Main Menu at the top of the page, and you will see several sub-menu entries.  Click on Edit Blog Profile. On the top of the page, you will see your current avatar. There is an option to upload a different one. Click on Save Settings at the top of the page when you are done. Due to the way the website caches information, it might take a little time for you to see the change.

Can I set up a nickname to appear in my post/comment instead of my real name?

Yes.  Your nickname is displayed in your post or comment, but this defaults to your real name. You can change it to anything you want. You must be logged-in to the website to do this. Hover over Blog on the Main Menu at the top of the page.   Click on Edit Blog Profile. On the top of the page, you will see your nickname, and you can enter a different one. Click on Save Settings at the top of the page when you are done. Due to the way the website caches information, it might take a little time for you to see the change.

Can I subscribe to posts?

You can subscribe to individual posts. Click on Continue Reading to display the entire post, and then click on Subscribe to this entry at the top of the post. You can also subscribe to the entire Blog to get email notifications of all posts and comments anywhere on the Blog. To do this, click on Blog->Recent Blog Posts on the Main Menu. Then click on Subscribe to Blog near the top right of the page.

I didn’t subscribe to a post, but I am getting email updates.

If you posted a comment, you are automatically subscribed to the post.

How do I unsubscribe from a post?

Click on the link to do so in the email you receive.

What if I have problems with or suggestions for the Blog?

Send email to blog-editors@cal-sailing.org.