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Geograph Announcements

Sponsor a server!

The board met on Monday, 30 March, in Banbury. Warmest thanks to colleagues for a lively and constructive meeting. We made some significant decisions. Here are the headlines.

Website performance
Recognizing the recurring grumbles about the site's variable performance we've decided that the best solution is to buy two new servers. We do budget for these things but if you'd like to sponsor a server you know what to do:

Medium-term funding priorities
1. Capacity and performance of the website, underpinned by maintenance.
2. Increasing income.
3. Our service to external users: the public benefit that, as a charity, we have to be able to demonstrate.
Sounds boring but it's vital to be able to show potential sponsors and funders those minuted decisions.

Letting the classification system evolve
The pejorative and not very useful Supplemental 'classification' will be replaced by four photo-types: Detail, Inside, Aerial and View (ie, cross-grid). Don't panic a Geograph will always be a Geograph. The plan is to go live for new photos on 10 May, with updated guidelines in place. More details will follow.

Moderation practice
Again, don't panic. We've agreed some sensible, modest changes which we shall be consulting moderators about before going fully public. The plan is to implement from 10 May, as above.

Geograph Project Limited Accounts for 2014
The accounts have been approved and will be posted on the company mini-site shortly.
Posted by Robin Stott on Wed, 1 Apr (225 comments)

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