Since the agocleveland.org web site was started in 1999 we have hosted
the site on a free server from tripod.com,
part of Lycos. When we started,
we did not know what the reaction would be to a Cleveland Chapter
web site, and we were hesitant to make a large, ongoing investment.
The price is right for free web server space, but there's no free
lunch and users had to put up with advertising, over which we have
no control. Particularly in recent months, some of the advertising
has been in questionable taste.
At the same time, there is growing evidence that the web site is
one of our most important outreach efforts to the community to get
the word out about the AGO, pipe organ music, and professionals in
At their April 2, 2001, meeting, the Executive Board of the Cleveland
Chapter decided to move the agocleveland.org domain name and site
to paid server space. These changes mean no more ads, as well as a
host of new features "behind the scenes" that will make
the chapter "more online."
A date is not yet set for the transition. It is a major project for
your very part-time volunteer web coordinator. It will probably occur
sometime this summer. For users of the site, the change will be transparent--it
will all look and act the same, just no more advertisements.
Please be aware that the transition might mean a few days of downtime
for the site, but we hope to minimize any inconvenience to our regular
If you have questions, please direct them to email@example.com