Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How to Post Meeting Minutes

Go to http://www.contracola.org and click on the link for "COTMD Board".

  • If  "Sign In" appears in the upper right-hand corner, login by clicking on "Sign In".  Then click on the pencil icon for "COTMD Board". 
  • If, on the other hand, "Sign out" appears in the upper right-hand corner, you are already logged in.  In this case, click on "New Post", and wait a little until the wysiwyg ("what you see is what you get") editor appears.
Add a title like "Minutes month/day/year".  Add your text.  You may find it easiest to paste in unformatted text, and then format it using the wysiwyg editor.  Using the "Preview" link, preview your work, make whatever changes are necessary, and repeat as often as necessary until you are satisfied with how it looks.  Important: be careful not to include email addresses in the minutes, to avoid having them being picked up by web bots and used for spamming.

Then add a label to the post so the these minutes are categorized with the other minutes: click on the label icon in the list of icons on the right, and add the label "minutes", and add another label that includes the year, e.g., "minutes 2012".

Finally, click on "Publish Post" (or "Update") and click on "View Blog" to see the final result.