On Domh, 2002-02-17 at 18:46, Mark Finlay wrote:
>>> Just wondering has anyone ever concidered turning linux.ie into a
> php-nuke style portal? I think it would be pretty cool. As it is I never
> visit linux.ie - i just use this mailing list.
Yes, some people have considered turning the linux.ie website into a
portal website. However this has been decided against numerous times:
PHP-Nuke websites (and portal websites in general) are two-a-penny and
that is the last thing that I think any of us should want the ILUG
website to be described as.
Going down the php-nuke/portal design path would just make it harder to
navigate, not easier. To do otherwise would be going against the spirit
of the ILUG Aims and Objectives as set down in the ILUG Constitution.
It's actually very entertaining that you should recommend php-nuke as I
was recently forwarded an email from a Merrill Lynch VP praising the
website and remarking that it "doesn't look like the common PHP Nuke
based stuff you typically see... nice work".
This remark, along with others can be read at http://linux.ie/praise.php
I shudder at your reasoning for suggesting that the ILUG website be
turned into yabpw (yet another bleeding portalwebsite), also it is very
humourous of you to suggest changes to something which you admit to
never looking at.
As I stated 2 years ago, yearly changes of design just for the sake of
'coolness' and added work is a big no-no.
I still hold that opinion.
I appreciate your interest in being maintainable by a group of people,
and do you know what? It is, as anybody with access rights to the News
and Editor parts of the Login system can attest to.
The duck quacks.
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