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General News · 30th October 2017
Sonya Friesen
Updates to the Cortes rideshare board http://cortes.ride-share.org/ this summer have been received in the community with pro's and con's. The sign in request, contact name not posting direct to tideline scroll, and having to switch to an updated browser ( firefox works well ) have been identified as issues.

The main reason for updates was to make the site cell ph accessible and posts are instant, hoping to help facilitate short notice real time ride offers and requests. ie rides on island, ex Mansons to ferry, etc.

As to the sign in : It is a one time sign in if you do not log out. Also if you are a face book user posts can be accessed there.

As to contact name : The scroll showing on the tideline now posts name , but contact info still does not link ( which most prefer ). If you wish to have your info link to tideline scroll simply include that into your message. It is your choice to share that info or not this way , and if you do not wish your name to post on tideline use an alias name when you create your login.

Ester Strijbos & Shane Nelson have generously donated many hours of their valuable time to work through these problems and solutions with us all. We offer many thanks and would like to support Ester by requesting you contact us instead with questions, feedback etc.

Islandcarshare co-op sponsors this user free community rideshare board and we are pleased to offer our help to user's. Let us know if you actually get rides or not. Consider offering a ride. We are considering offering a user help info session perhaps at the Fri farmers market. We will be continuing updates to this rideshare project. One to consider is promotion of designated driver posts ( 2 sober drivers offering to drive your car and you home, other driver uses small fuel efficient car to return, driver donations made to cover gas. Another perhaps reviving the foci rideshare window stickers. Please contact us with your pros ,cons etc. at islandcarsharegmail.com, or in comments below , or ph 935-6954 leave message for Sonya

We are looking for new members. $ 50 membership share , or $10 casual member www.islandcarshare.ca ( note we need to update info on our website)

Long term goals may include member shared ownership of vehicles, e-bikes, pedal bikes and promotion of e-charging hubs. Imagine ridesharing with or designated drivers using a carshare vehicle. Thankyou for any feedback. Sonya Friesen
re- preferred posting rides in classifieds
Comment by Sonya Friesen on 6th November 2017
Thanks Mike M. for comments. Reason's for changes are hopefully clear in above article. I just posted a ride and it took me approx. 5 min . to post an offer ride to rideshare board web site and it simultaneously posted to tideline. If I was on the road or at ferry terminal etc. and had a cell ph signal and my cell ph. i could easily see that ride on http://cortes.ride-share.org/ no need to go to the tideline. Once you are familiar with the steps it is much easier to use. Try again using the format and let me know.
I preferred the short crafted notes we composed.
Comment by Mike malek on 4th November 2017
This new ridged matrix is frustrating to use and not interesting to read. I don't understand why we can't have a section in the classifides.