Apparently the service at the site GuildPortal which is hosting our guild website is down. You get a "The service is unavailable." when accessing the page. This is a problem since we have a raid tonight and the signups etc are handled on that site. Now I have no way of getting or giving information about the raid but to wait until tonight and login to the game.
This brings up a topic of communication and coordination. Would it be a good idea to start an IRC channel for the guild perhaps? To have a means of communicating outside the game without giving out your personal contact information to everyone? If anyone would need to leave a message or ask something you'd at least have IRC available. You wouldn't be as dependent on the services of a solution provider.
There's having another website as backup to use such as Google Sites, you could use a mailing list, use Instant Messaging but I really think IRC wouldn't be a bad idea. I think I'm going to suggest it.
How do you communicate and coordinate in your guild?