Well, folks, it has finally happened. After much anticipation, a few delays, and lots of hard work, the PGCA website has finally been updated. Not only will it look nice, but it’s designed to encourage participation by ALL glass collectors and promote the hobby. So look around, enjoy, and contribute.
Here’s some features you may enjoy:
- Not only does the message board continue, but the PGCA now has a Flickr account. What does this mean for you? You can share photos of recent purchases, rare finds, your favorite glasses, your glass displays, etc. Use it to brag or just to ask questions about glasses in your collection. Other collectors can respond, both by adding text comments below, and by highlighting parts of your photos and adding comments that become visible when users rollover that part of the photo.
- A new main section for the home page that will take the form of a blog. This will enable to site to be updated with greater ease and frequency. This includes new releases, meeting information, auction postings and deadlines, etc. All entries will be archived for easy browsing.
- A new “This Week on Ebay” feature. Every week, a new and unusual glass from ebay will be highlighted. If you see something you think is rare or noteworthy (either the glass itself, or the price it sold for), let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A new “Bookstore” feature that will not only show collectors some of the many books available and hopefully encourage the growth of the hobby, but will also provide the club with a bit of revenue via Amazon’s associates program.
Membership sign-up using paypal
Why make all these changes? Because we want to make it as easy as possible for all collectors to participate in this great hobby. It doesn’t matter how fancy a site is—without member participation it will simply be the same. So, send in your photos, provide feedback and information to other collectors, and most of all have fun.