[clug] Thoughts on the CLUG website

david david at qednet.biz
Mon Sep 27 22:21:12 GMT 2004


The model looks like an improvement on what clug currently has. Things
that appeal are the ppl pages, the for_sale/swap stuff and the archive
of notes. These ppl seem organised!


On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 22:50, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> Hello world.
> I've scored access to update the CLUG website as part of my "meeting
> organiser" capacity.
> I'd like to overhaul it, but will go with whatever consensus is reached here
> (and I probably won't do much/anything until after the end of semester so I
> don't get distracted).
> My personal thoughts are:
> * a blog aggregator (ala Planet CLUG)
> * a Wiki (ala www.wlug.org.nz) (and I do like their Myers Briggs Type
>   Indicator[1] - could be very handy for knowing how to handle certain list
>   participants)
> * Not something like PHPNuke, for a few reasons:
> 	1) I loathe web-based forum thingies
> 	2) We've got a mailing list. There's no need to fragment the mailing
> 	list by having people use a web forum thingy
> 	3) PHPNuke and derivatives don't have a terribly good security
> 	track-record, and the CLUG site lives on a shared server.
> * Maybe something with mugshots and profiles etc (but this could be handled
>   with the blog aggregator, but then not everybody blogs)
> * People's PGP keys 
> * A CLUG web of trust map
> * I like dynamic data-driven stuff. It'd be good to have a list of previous
>   talks, and/or upcoming talks. I've already got a database and some code
>   that could drive this.
> So let's have a discussion, see what consensus we reach, and I'll look at
> implementing it down the track.
> And if there's any graphically inclined people that want to have a crack at
> a logo... Maybe we could have a contest? Or did we already do that for the
> LCA regional delegates program? (I've got a sneaking suspicion we did, what
> happened to the logo?)
> regards
> Andrew
> [1] http://www.wlug.org.nz/MyersBriggsTypeIndicator
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