RFC: Website maintenance

Linas Vepstas linas at linas.org
Mon Mar 17 08:56:00 CST 2003

On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 03:10:18PM +1100, Conrad Canterford was heard to remark:
> 2. We also propose to set up a Wiki for FAQ and user support type stuff,
> possibly hosted at sourceforge (because it doesn't add any security
> concerns to Linas's hardware that currently hosts gnucash.org, and its

gnucash.org is now backed up nightly, and so my security concerns have
lessened.  I can install wiki of your choice.  

I have some reservations about wiki's in general, though.  If you have
ever used any, you will note that they are invariably badly organized 
and ugly looking  to boot.  They still need a strong editorial hand to
be worthwhile.   I did see some related tool faq-o-matic or something
like that, that was not sinfully ugly.  I'm thinking the best looking,
and most usable, would be a slashdot-like thing, e.g. phpnuke, or
whatever.  It avoids the problems that wiki's have.

> I'm also happy to investigate and set up a Wiki, although this will take
> me longer to achieve. I've never set one up before so I'm interested in
> any comments and advice people have to offer. 

Well, that's part of the work of being webmaster!  Shop around for one.
Let me know about the good ones. 

> Comments on any possible
> issues with hosting at Sourceforge are also appreciated.

I think I can offer higher availability and bette bandwidth than


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