Ed Davey is off to America to learn from Team Dean how to do the internet and use it to raise funds. Howard Dean was the loser to Kerry, who was in turn the loser to Bush etc., so obviously he is the LibDem’s ideal model.
Guido has a few helpful suggestions:
When someone signs up online, don’t lose their details.
When you email them and tell them you have lost their details, don’t then insist that they can only become a member now if they were previously a member. This will limit expansion.
If they had not done all of the above to Guido during their leadership elections, Guido could now be leading the membership calls to get rid of Ming and get Clegg in charge to do the Blue-Yellow funky fusion and get rid of the reds come the general election.
Finally, when communicating with online supporters or would be supporters;
Take their money.
Use a more funky email system, with some pictures and HTML in the emails, not the teletype style yawnathon emails that you do currently. They were geeky back in 1986, they look totally crap nowadays.