[Wolves] Plone website for WolvesLUG?

Katherine Goodwin kat at codepoets.co.uk
Fri Nov 12 08:14:07 GMT 2004

Quoting Stuart Langridge <sil at kryogenix.org>:

> Jono Bacon wrote:
>>> I had repeated requests for a CMS on the Cumbria LUG site so that people
>>> could contribute. When I finally did implement one (Textpattern), no-one
>>> (apart from myself and Russ/avantman42) contributed anything!
>> When I suggested a Wiki, I got a load of negative feedback from 
>> everyone saying that it would never be updated.
> I agree, and I think history has borne that out. I'm unclear that we
> have any real need for dynamic content on the LUG website (yes, yes, a
> script to update the next-meeting datewould be good, but that doesn't
> reuqire Plone :)).

As it is, there
> isn't anything for Plone to do.
I agree that there isn't *that much* that we need Plone for, I 
suggested it as a
simple way of keeping information such as the meeting date, up to date 
giving a whole load of people access to the hosting account).  I'm sure there
are alternatives :-)  However, it would also be nice to be able to add a few
more member sites to the list in the menu (for example)

I think that if we had an easily editable website, then people might add some
more content to it - however we could just add a link to the wiki from the
website - then if people wanted to add information it could just go there -
incidentally I think apart from typical LUG apathy, thats probably the main
reason that more people aren't using the wiki.

We're moving to Plone at work as a way for our non-techie staff to be able to
keep the website up to date without any help from us lot who have to earn the
money.   We've had a wiki here at work for some time, and its taken me 
an awful
lot of nagging to get people to use it, but once a couple of us had spent some
time putting in some really useful stuff, it got to the point where it was
worth keeping up to date, and people do use it.  That reminds me, I haven't
checked the Infopoint wiki this week.


Kat Goodwin
Nutter, Dog Owner, Linux Enthusiast and High Maintenance Woman

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