Director's Report for March 18, 2004
Ideal Project Hierarchy for
Transfer of web site to
WINDOWS portion complete.
UNIX portion still needs to be accomplished.
work required to change status to 501(c) 3.
for fee waiver:
- Removed Basic
Member, Rosa's Office Supply
Removed Business Member, AndersonIN
Basic Member, Ray Ontko & Co
Business Member, G1013.com
2 month promotion on G101.3, 100 30-second commercials + sponsorship of
their "Show Your G" promotion with a
banner/link on their
Will be interviewed on the Kevin Gordon show/WKBV at 8:00 a.m. on March
29th - postponed from March 17th due to possible snow delay issues.
& Projects for January/February/March
Received new hydraulic cylinder for office chair. J.J. Johnson at
the City Building fixed it with help from 3 departments!
Back up web site to prepare for transfer.
"Fix" caps in file names in preparation for transfer to a UNIX system.
Hypervine host went down on 1/25 - down for 12 hours.
Signed up for amhosting account ($17.95/month) and began to FTP web
FTP goes slowly - takes nearly 4 days to upload - concern due to
Transfered DNS to point to amhosting version of WayNet.org. Notice
several issues, images not in place, etc. - Decide to delete and
re-upload via FrontPage. Program kept "hanging". Took 3 days
and never did fully transfer. Forced to import files
Clean-up encouraged me to "clean" the web of unused files; changed some
areas to "sub-webs".
Finally figured out that the naming issues were caused by renaming on
Windows server - which did not rename the files within the program.
Manually went in to rename files within pages.
New server allows me to "password protect" folders, so removed .asp
New server allows me to automatically re-direct files to new locations.
New server offers
stats on a daily basis.
At the end of February, realized that waynet.com and waynet.wayne.in.us
was not working. Signed up for re-direct account with amhosting
($2.00/each/month). WayNet.com has been transfered to
amhosting.com, as has waynet.wayne.in.us, but it took almost 2 weeks to
go through the manager, Neustar.
Discussed with Tom Kemp via email the copyright issues of displaying
1940's school photos from Greens Fork that have been offered to
Attended marketing committee meeting featuring Harry Phillips from RP&L
- "Purple Cow" marketing.
Work with Carol Smyth and Tom Kirk to locate a new creator for the text
portion of the
"Encyclopedia of Wayne County" project. Begin taking
photos of art that has been identified.
- Review and
update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take
"personalized" error pages. See example of
404 - Page Not Found.
Ran weekly and posted on the Members Only
page. Monthly figures are now being posted on the
Top Twenty page. We are currently averaging 43,049 user sessions per month.
Web page views (hits) are averaging 128,601.
Users were down 32% in
February with a 30%
decrease in page
views, and a 22% decrease from February of 2003.
The severe decrease is due to the downtime experience from the change in
web hosts and the loss of the waynet.com and waynet.wayne.in.us links for
the entire month. There may also be some discrepancy in the way the
logs are maintained between the two different servers.
4th Quarter 2003
- Quarterly figures for user sessions increased by
8%. Page views
increased by 14%. User sessions rose by
40% over the same time period last year.
2003 Yearly Figures
show an outstanding 548,741 users requesting 1,605,683 pages as
compared to 413,253 users requesting 1,291,024 pages in 2002. This is
a 33% increase in users and a
24% increase in page views over 2002.