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Contacts gone...ugh

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by flexmaster33, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    Made a laptop switch over the summer and now that I'm getting into season previews and such, I'm consulting my Coaches List that I had on file with phone #s for the 10 schools we cover...somehow in the switchover, I ended up with an old copy of this file, so I've lost more than half my coaches #s...ughh!!!
  2. baddecision

    baddecision Member

    E-mail every important document to yourself using a Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail service. Works for equipment switches, breakdowns and layoffs.
  3. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Member

    Even better: Dropbox. Automatically syncs documents in the Dropbox folder on your computer to the cloud.
  4. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    It doesn't help flex at this point, but this is exactly what I do.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I find many coaches respond a lot faster to emails than phone calls.
  6. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    yes, my list had emails and phone #s...now I'm seeing coaches from 5 years ago on this list I have :)

    I think I had two files of similar name and a mistakenly emailed myself the old list. Stupid me.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Do the school websites at least have a list of staff emails?
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Think of it as an opportunity - sure it is a hassle - especially when time is short, but it also might give you a chance to reacquaint yourself with some people you haven't touched base with recently.
    Hell you go through any contact list at a newspaper and it's like the scene from Major League - "This guy here is DEAD!"
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Better yet, create a Google Docs spreadsheet that you can continually update.
  10. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Even better, save the info - numbers, emails - on your iPhone.
    If you don't have one, go get one.
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Is throwing all the info onto a flash drive an option?
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I clicked on this thread thinking you were going to complain that you couldn't see.
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