A tale of 2 websites

Andrew VanSpronsen avanspronsen at gmail.com
Sat May 28 21:25:22 UTC 2005

I disagree, part of our mandate it to create a less intimidating environment 
for our membership and canadian ubuntu users. I think by hosting our own 
wiki and forum that we will encourage more people to be involved and more 
people to come forward than would with a larger audience. I think the 
current wiki proves this with more active items than we have had on the 
ubuntu.com <http://ubuntu.com> wiki.


On 5/28/05, Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/28/05, Andrew VanSpronsen <avanspronsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1) Yes we can easily include those links in whatever direction we 
> choose.
> >
> > 2) I am not a fan of planets but this has been asked for and we should 
> be
> > able to easily deliver this if we move forward with ubuntu.ca<http://ubuntu.ca>as is
> >
> > 3)I like having our own wiki, a place to put together all our docs and
> > thoughts before moving them to the ubuntu.com <http://ubuntu.com> wiki. 
> Also we wouldn't run
> > into conflicts with page names. Mediawiki is also nicer than the wiki (
> > ZWiki? ) on ubuntu.com <http://ubuntu.com>. Lets all discuss the merits 
> of our own wiki and see
> > what people think.
> >
> > The wiki on ubuntu.com <http://ubuntu.com> could be marginalized and 
> used mainly to point
> > people to our available resources for more info. We would not be the 
> first
> > LoCo to have their own wiki as well as leveraging the ubuntu.com<http://ubuntu.com>wiki.
> >
> Yes, mediawiki is nicer, but lets not split the effort right now.
> > 4)I am have been advocating a forum from the very start. Should we host 
> it
> > ourselves or have ubuntuforums host it is the $50 question. I see
> > advantages to both. Myself, I am leaning towards hosting it our self,
> > integrated into our presence. One way to keep a vibrant online presence 
> is
> > to keep people coming back to the site. The more we have on our site the
> > more reasons and often people will have to visit.
> >
> > What do people think?
> > avanspronsen
> >
> We do not need our own forums. Again, splitting the effort.
> To be honest, I want our website to be news about what we are doing,
> and links on how to get involved. Not much more is needed.
> Corey

Gmail - Hits the spot! :-)
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