The ECfencing web site is open and free to read for anybody in the world with internet access. The Members area, on the other hand, is a restricted area for fencers, coaches and parents to share information and conversation.
To date, the Members area has been under-used. Tim and I hope to make greater use of it in the coming months; however, a small test by Tim last week revealed that some advice on members' options settings would be useful.
When you become a member, your default settings will specify that you wish to receive an email every time there's an update in the members area. When the volume of traffic is low this isn't an issue, but last week showed that it may not be the best setting for those who don't want to be involved in interactive conversations by email!
I recommend that you log-in to the Members area, click Edit My Membership over the right-hand side, and change the "How do you want to read this group?" setting to the "Abridged Email" or "Digest Email" settings.
If you have any questions, don't be afraid to email me. I'm happy to help.