The authorization to add, edit, and delete messages can be set on the user authorization page. General members can read messages as allowed by management. To edit or delete a message, go to the 'Messages' tab, click on the "Enable message edits" link, which shows the links to edit or delete existing messages...edit or delete as needed but keep in mind that when you edit or delete a message, you are editing the message that everyone sees - not just your copy. Be sure to 'Save' when editing is done. You also have the ability, when editing to change the 'secure message' setting. If checked, it will restrict message access to non-suspended members. Then, only authorized users will be able to view a resource specific message.
To add a message, go to the 'Messages' tab, click on the 'Add a message' link towards the top of the page. Choose what the message is regarding and type your message. Don't forget to save.
General and public messages are the same. However, only public messages may be used within external web pages (e.g. within your Club's web site). Public message do not require the reader to be a member or have to log in to any web site.
Announcement messages are displayed to a user each and every time they log on. They are easily identifiable by their magenta colored background. You can create your own messages or have the option of several pre-set templates to choose from if desired (Ride Share, Ground School, Plane Wash or Work Day). The Choice options (besides 'General', 'Public' and 'Announcement') allow you to create a message specific to a given resource within your group. If a specific resource is selected, a 'red ball' graphic will appear next to the messaged resource on the schedule page. This way it will be obvious that there is a message related to the resource for all to see. Again, when adding or editing a message, you have the option of listing it as a 'secure message'. Be sure to 'Save' when completed.