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Old 09-26-2006, 09:07 AM   #1
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A new Forums member has asked if the big red numbers are listed online so that he can contact a another member that he has seen on the road. Maybe we can create such a listing for such a purpose.

Forums members who wish to can provide their red number to be easily accessed for contact by another member who has spotted them on the road or elsewhere. Now that some members are starting to put big blue numbers on their Airstreams, we could include those listings also. As many members already list their club numbers in their signature, there would probably be a lot of participation.

This could be another item on the toolbar to be easily accessed for use. This could provide the member's public profile and a direct email link.
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A new Forums member has asked if the big red numbers are listed online so that he can contact a another member that he has seen on the road. Maybe we can create such a listing for such a purpose.

Forums members who wish to can provide their red number to be easily accessed for contact by another member who has spotted them on the road or elsewhere. Now that some members are starting to put big blue numbers on their Airstreams, we could include those listings also. As many members already list their club numbers in their signature, there would probably be a lot of participation.

This could be another item on the toolbar to be easily accessed for use. This could provide the member's public profile and a direct email link.


It is already accessable for the forum numbers through quick links/air number directory and the red numbers through the advanced search feature in the members list if the forum member has provided their WBCCI number.
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:53 AM   #3
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I know you can get to the numbers with various searches, but it's a little cumbersome. Adirect access feature would be nice to promote such contact for those are interested.
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I know you can get to the numbers with various searches, but it's a little cumbersome. Adirect access feature would be nice to promote such contact for those are interested.
Agreed.That would make it easier.
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It's an interesting idea, we'll kick it around. It's tougher to set up than the Air number search becasue users have to actually enter their red numbers into their profiles.

The red numbers are WBCCI membership numbers and are given in return for annual membersip dues. This forum is NOT affiliated with the WBCCI and we do not have access to their data base. Many folks have red numbers in their trailers but are not current members.... but it is an interesting idea - most particulalry to ID those with red numbers who are not current members of WBCCI.....
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Also, if you are an active "red number" member you receive a directory each year from the WBCCI.

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Old 09-26-2006, 10:21 AM   #7
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Maybe it's time that WBCCI moves out of the stone age and puts their (out of date when printed) directory on their website in a "members only" access section.
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It's an interesting idea, we'll kick it around. It's tougher to set up than the Air number search becasue users have to actually enter their red numbers into their profiles.

The red numbers are WBCCI membership numbers and are given in return for annual membersip dues. This forum is NOT affiliated with the WBCCI and we do not have access to their data base. Many folks have red numbers in their trailers but are not current members.... but it is an interesting idea - most particulalry to ID those with red numbers who are not current members of WBCCI.....
That could get real interesting I am a current WBCCI member but neither one of my trailers has my current number on them...not currently being used, but that is another story. The WBCCI number goes with the owner, so if I had the numbers on one of my trailers and sold it to moosetags (for example, and who doesn't belong to the WBCCI; in this scenario) then purchased another Airstream and put my WBCCI numbers on it, you would have two different owners with the same red numbers. It would make it pretty confusing IMHO. Now Air Numbers are a different story.

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For privacy concerns I hope active WBCCI data does not go public - it would make yet another demographic list to be resold repeatedly for direct mailings and other begging scams. However an archival list of accounts inactive for 15 or 20 years would surely be permissible and help us with old trailers know their pasts better!
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For privacy concerns I hope active WBCCI data does not go public - it would make yet another demographic list to be resold repeatedly for direct mailings and other begging scams. However an archival list of accounts inactive for 15 or 20 years would surely be permissible and help us with old trailers know their pasts better!
I thought about running the information from the directory through some high end OCR software to build a database quickly, but decided that the privacy concerns would come back as a legal issue.

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That could get real interesting I am a current WBCCI member but neither one of my trailers has my current number on them...not currently being used, but that is another story. The WBCCI number goes with the owner, so if I had the numbers on one of my trailers and sold it to moosetags (for example, and who doesn't belong to the WBCCI; in this scenario) then purchased another Airstream and put my WBCCI numbers on it, you would have two different owners with the same red numbers. It would make it pretty confusing IMHO. Now Air Numbers are a different story.

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Yes but only one would be the official number belong to a member of the WBCCI. When you sell the trailer paint out your numbers.

If I understand correctly the number stays with the WBCCI member and dose not go with the trailer. Now can I as a WBCCI member have my number on more than one trailer if I own multiple trailers? Example a 2005 Safari and a 1955 Safari. If I belong to the Vintage Club do I get a different number for my Vintage Trailer? If I own 2 newer trailers do I use the same number on both. Many people have multiple trailers.

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I am not proposing that the membership list be available to all online. I am proposing a "members only" section accessible with a user ID and password. This way current info would be readily available.

I belong to another club with 5000+ members. We went to an online membership list 5 years ago. We only send a hard copy roster upon a member's request. Last year we printed less than 400 rosters. We have saved thousands of dollars.
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Now Air Numbers are a different story.

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Not really...the same scenario would exist. The Air number stays with the member. If you sold your trailer with an Air # on it, it too would be incorrect it refered to after the sale. The blue numbers will leave ghost shadows and be just as difficult to remove as the red ones are.

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I am not proposing that the membership list be available to all online. I am proposing a "members only" section accessible with a user ID and password. This way current info would be readily available.

I belong to another club with 5000+ members. We went to an online membership list 5 years ago. We only send a hard copy roster upon a member's request. Last year we printed less than 400 rosters. We have saved thousands of dollars.
The concept is great the implementation is not that hard, I think it is a WBCCI legal issue which would be a problem. Before you could put the information on line even privately I am sure the club would require a release from each member. The release could become part of the membership renewal form or voted on with a clause to op out. The membership records for WBCCI must be kept in a Database I canít believe it is still on paper.

The AIR numbers are different as the information has always been public and terms were agreed to when you became a member of the forum.

Just think what would happem if the WBCCI membership LAPTOP was stolen.

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