I was cruising through the RailMeets Boat Finder looking to see what was going on the sailing world as well as looking for interesting boat profiles. You can learn a lot about a boat and program by reading the profiles. I see lots of you have beer, cold, free, craft are all options you can find. Some boats list the skills they are looking for from beginner to advanced, there is a seat available. Some of you extol your racing accomplishments and others have a Dude like laid back cruising style. These are all great conversation starters with prospective crew.
One thing I did notice was there were a lot of boats that did not yet have the Motto spot filled in. Not filling in the Motto section is kind of like putting up an ad to sell a car and then leaving out the details. Creativity is good here but not all of us have Mad Men levels of it. So what do you put on your boats profile? Tell us a little about your boat, when you race, the attitude on board, types of crew or positions that you are looking for. If you need crew for Wet Wednesday or the Sunday Commodore’s Series, let us know. Keep it short, keep it tight and the crew will start contacting you.
We made a little tweak this week. Some of you were requesting to list the time for events in a 24 hr format. So we added this option. To access go to your profile (upper right corner click on your silhouette), select My Info. Then Update Account Settings, in Time Format select Display time in 24hr format. Don’t forget to hit submit. All your events will now show the time in 24hr format
Need to update your email address? Click on your picture or the silhouette in the upper right corner and select My Info. From there you can edit your email, emergency contact, time zone and dietary preferences. Quick and simple. Have multiple accounts? Send us a note firstname.lastname@example.org and we can merge them for you.
As RailMeets grew our users requested lots of new features some of them required you to input your preferences, account settings, notifications, crew finder profile etc. You had to hunt a bit to find all the places where you could change them. Hunt no more. We gathered them up and they are now all in one place. Click on the silhouette (or your picture) in the upper right corner and select My Info then edit away. Don’t forget to click on Submit when you are done.
First a new feature requested by a user. We added a dietary preferences in the user profiles so your team mates that might be bring food can see that you only eat chocolate. All kidding aside this is the place where you can let your teammates know about your food allergies. Click on your picture in the upper right then My Info, then Edit. Don’t forget to click on Submit when you are done editing.
We also tweaked the Crew and Boat Finders. They can now be sorted by name and Crew can be sorted by when last updated. Also we have been growing so we have added pagination to the lists.