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June 2013: New information posted on noonsite

By Val Ellis last modified Jun 23, 2018 10:19 AM
We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information on Thank you to everyone who contributed last month and got in touch with cruising reports, updates and corrections.

Published: 2013-06-30 23:00:00

Having introduced site registration last month, we now have over 1000 users registered with noonsite. For starters, registered users can now post comments on the site which are viewed by all. We already have quite a few comments posted and this is a great way to add a note to any marina/port information, recommend a marina service company or note a good anchorage you found. Comments should be short, just a few lines, anything longer then please send it direct to [email protected] and we’ll post it in our report or news sections.

Noonsite’s twitter following is also increasing (@NoonsiteEditor) and this is the perfect way to receive notice of site updates and news as it happens.

There are other developments in the pipeline, all designed to improve your user experience whilst on the site, which hopefully we can make happen soon.

We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information on  Thank you to everyone who contributed last month and got in touch with cruising reports, updates and corrections. Noonsite relies very much on feedback from the cruisers that use it, to keep it as up to date and informative as possible. Please remember that not only do we welcome port updates and cruising reports, we also welcome emails stating that the info. you found on noonsite was 100% accurate. Contact [email protected]. All contributions will be personally acknowledged by a member of the noonsite team.

See previous monthly report summaries here



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