Sunday, October 31, 2010

Please Please Access Stories and Pictures Only Through the Douglass Non-Profit Website


To readers who access this page through BLOGGER or BLOGSPOT, please access this page through the Douglass Website,, our non-profit .ORG website address.

The Douglass Alumni Association keeps track of visitors to its website at the above .ORG web address, and when you access NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS, PASSINGS OR OBITUARIES, or one of the other links directly through BLOGGER or BLOGSPOT through a separate link on your desktop or by typing in the BLOGGER or BLOGSPOT address in your address bar, that action bypasses the Douglass website.

That means we don't get credit for your visit. 

BLOGGER and BLOGSPOT are .COM websites, which are for-profit sites, although we can use them for non-profit. We just cannot track visitors who visit through them.

The same goes for WEBSHOTS, another website that we use to post pictures for the Photo Gallery. Webshots is also a pay site which we're using for a non-profit purpose, and its tracking includes visits from folks who have no connection to Douglass or Riverview or Kingsport.

If you have this page or WEBSHOTS saved as a direct link on your computer, please delete those links and visit only through the Sons and Daughters of Douglass website so we can keep an account of the visit.

The alternative to make sure we get credit for visits, is to change our non-profit website main page to a .COM pay site, which means canceling the Douglass website's non-profit .ORG main page, and changing to a for-profit website, and charging a nominal fee for upkeep.

This can be avoided if you'll please access the website links through the non-profit website address,

Please help us keep your free Douglass website free by only accessing news, photos  and histories through our website address. That helps our non-profit status.  I'll be monitoring to see what we have to do.

Thanks for your cooperation!