Applying for Chess Sets

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Matthew Turner
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Applying for Chess Sets

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:12 am

The following announcement has just gone up on the ECF webpage
"Please note - all applications for this project must reach us by 31st July 2009 - thanks to those who have already applied, and we look forward to any outstanding applications"
I am not sure exactly what this means, how should you apply? The information is posted by Andrew Walker, who is also a new name to me

The Holloid website has this announcement
"To receive your FREE chess sets, all your school has to do is apply via this email address: chess@holloid-plastics.co.uk"

I suggest new schools should apply to Holloid, the ECF, their MP, Peter Wilson, Chris Majer and anyone else they can think of, remembering of course to keep threir fingers crossed at all times.

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Re: Applying for Chess Sets

Post by John Upham » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:59 am

Matthew Turner wrote:The information is posted by Andrew Walker, who is also a new name to me

Andrew is the replacement for Sophie Hare and whose official role is "Database Manager" but actually manages the main ECF web site via the Joomla CMS.

We chatted extensively yesterday regarding the ECF shop, the CoM application and other stuff. Despite no knowledge of Joomla he was very helpful and keen to learn. The office is attempting to put in place some kind of SLA for Joomla with a support contract.
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Re: Applying for Chess Sets

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:15 pm

The ECF webpage has now been updated
"Please note - all applications for this project must reach us by 31st July 2009 - thanks to those who have already applied, and we look forward to any outstanding applications. To apply, Head Teachers should email kirstie@englishchess.org.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call on 01424 775222 with the school's name, address, telephone number, email and LEA, approximate roll and type of school (ie primary, secondary)"

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Re: Applying for Chess Sets

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:25 pm

Matthew Turner wrote:"You need JavaScript enabled to view it"
Eh? View what exactly?

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Re: Applying for Chess Sets

Post by John Upham » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:59 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Matthew Turner wrote:"You need JavaScript enabled to view it"
Eh? View what exactly?
The email alias.

JS has been used to obfuscate the alias : good practise to avoid the alias being screen scraped into a spammers database.
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Re: Applying for Chess Sets

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:04 pm

John Upham wrote:
Alex Holowczak wrote:
Matthew Turner wrote:"You need JavaScript enabled to view it"
Eh? View what exactly?
The email alias.

JS has been used to obfuscate the alias : good practise to avoid the alias being screen scraped into a spammers database.
Oh, I see. Thanks.

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Re: Applying for Chess Sets

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:15 pm

The stipulation that you need to be JavaScript enabled has now been removed.

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Re: Applying for Chess Sets

Post by Matthew Turner » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:06 am

Another update,
"Please will any school who has already applied but has not received a correspondence update form to check and return please call Kirstie between 9.00am and 4.45pm Monday to Friday on 01424 775222 - thank you!"
Not sure how many schools will see this?

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