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Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:49 am
by admin
Thanks, yea this crisis has me kicking myself for not overhauling the forum sooner. I have been patching what I can as we go along and tweaking configurations. It also have been seeing a lot of things that are left to be desired in terms of modifications and so on. When this crisis passes, the system will be getting a lot of TLC and customs modifications. Overall however it has hung in there, and it was never really organized for this sort of traffic and purpose.

As generals like to say, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you wish you had.

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:58 am
by thingit
No kicking yourself, you've been doing an amazing job so far and gone above and beyond what people could have ever expected of you.

All of us are thinking 'I should have done this or that' but all we can do now is plan for the future and make sure that if another disaster happens then we will be prepared and ready for it. Hindsight is both a helpful and horrible thing.

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:12 am
by Lunkey
all good here - trapped at the beach in Iquique 8) headed back to Santiago tomorrow by bus.... 26 hours.... ugh.....

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:32 am
by otravers
I have updated the profiles of the 4 people in Concepcion at the beginning of my post based on whatever could be gathered from their posts. They should be the priority IMO. I don't know whether they chose to make more personal details (phone or email) available to the admin when they filled in their profile.

I'm not too worried at this point about people in Santiago or Viña - cities by and large returning to normalcy - so they shouldn't be stranded somewhere without water or food or unable to get in touch with their family. I very much hope everyone checks in though, just to be sure.

If our volunteers can continue mining the member database with a focus on people likely to be in the worst hit region, that would be great.

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:36 am
by STORKLADY53
Just got an e-mail from 'heatherdevega'. She is OK...but her apt. is pretty much destroyed (Santiago) so she and hubby were evacuated and are now with family. So another one accounted for and safe.

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:43 am
by admin
Great work everyone. We will focus on the the short list of MIA. I am concerned about Kristen S, and she had family with small children and limited Spanish.

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:01 am
by admin
If anyone has any bureaucratic snafus, insurance companies messing with you, whatever related to the crisis, call us. Our office will go slap them around, and of course under the current situation for free.

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:20 pm
by STORKLADY53
Sic em' Charles!!

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:07 pm
by Riyko
Patagonia Sur pm'd me back and he's fine =)

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:38 am
by swpsox
Thanks everybody. I left Santiago in January and Chile as a whole in mid February. I´m in Buenos Aires on my way home to the states and really appreciate all the help this forum has been in the past and the concern now. All good, no worries for me. You're all in my thoughts

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:16 am
by admin
hey, come back soon. We are going to slap a nice coat of paint on it, and it will be better than ever. Glad to hear you are safe.

Re: Status of Allchile forum members

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:57 am
by Chippy
Hi all,

This is my very first message to this forum. But I've been following the forum when I lived in Chile and especially now after the earthquake. You guys are doing amazing job there!

At the moment I'm in Finland, in my homecountry. I just read the newspaper about the earthquake in Chile and how they now have reached all the Finnish people living in Chile. That's why I felt that I need to post here. There was a short comment from a Finnish man who just moved to Concepcion with his family of four. They survived and their last name begins with S, so I'm 99% sure that is the KristinaS's family. They are allright!