I was working on another Google Forms project (for racing) and decided to see what an online version of a Protest Form would look like .. so here it is. This is definitely a 'work-in-progress'.
It is purposely unbranded, ad-free and free to use as-is or mod for your own purposes. I created a gmail account called firstname.lastname@example.org to host the form and the email script, so the resulting emailed-form will be emailed-from this gmail account (but the sender's name will be the "Name of Representative" supplied in the form).About the Form
The 1st Q is the email address in the SI's to submit the form (field is optional). If that is left blank, it will only send a copy to the submitter. This would be handy if they wanted to attach a drawing and then send it in. If you want to test both the copies being sent, you can use a 2nd email of your own to test at first. The main email goes to the filer and a "cc" is sent to the SI email address if provided.
The idea was to create an email that could both be printed and used like a paper form or just forwarded around via email. For that purpose, at the top of the email I included "logging" info so that if it was printed, it could be filled out by hand. Also at the end of the form, I provide an opportunity to record a withdrawal of the protest.
The form looks/works equally well on a mobile browser or a computer. The subject line of the email will tell you what type of filing it is and the event name.
The form is "live" now .. in that it will send out emails to the addresses provided. Therefore, if you actually want to use it as a competitor or YC, please feel free.
If you'd like to have/customize this for your YC and regattas and want to hard-code the form-submission email address defined in the SI's (thus removing the 1st question), that would be really easy to do. Send me an email privately and I'll share a copy of the form that you can edit. Otherwise, you can just use the link below and have users fill-in the SI-email-address manually. UPDATES BELOW:Links to New Protest Forms
Click: Create Protest Form Q&A
To generate a completed Protest Form from a Q&A and automatically email yourself and/or the RaceOffice.
Click: Blank Protest Form (Google Doc)
To access a blank .gDOC copy of this form to fill-in manually (no Q&A or auto-email). (Note: To edit either Protest Form in Google Docs (Q&A-completed or blank), log-in to your Google account and save the gDOC file to your Google Drive)Updated RRoS thead to "Rev #2" of this Q&A and form generator found here ...Rev #2: Online Protest Form/System using Google Forms, Docs and Gmail (this version fills in a Google Form that looks like a protest form with the back-page included too!)