On Tue, 27 Nov 2001, Erika Meyer wrote: > where is it said that Evolt is supposed to be a "web developers news > source" -- or more that it should be more of a news source than any > other site? from the faq: "On June 1st, 1999, evolt.org re-launched its web site as a place where web developers could see up-to-date and relevant news content about the web industry in general" evolt started off with 80% of of articles on the front page being news related, and continuted like that till just over a year ago. so its not like we never did news. evolt is not supposed to be soley a web developers news source the same that its not supposed to be soley a web developers article source or a web developers how-to source or a web developers opinion source. i'm not sure why you're trying to pigeon hole what evolt is.. its what its community wants it to be. > I see Evolt as being a place for a community to exchange ideas and > information. News is just one type of information. There are a LOT so share every type of information except news? > I question the goal of making web dev news a high priority. News > that interests the community gets discussed on the list. I think the i'm not sure where you're seeing that. as i pointed out in my orignal fwd, two people have asked *on thelist* where they can find news. this illustrates two things: 1.) people within our community have a desire to find something evolt provides, but not on a regular basis. IOW, it seems to be a priority. 2.) the fact that they asked on thelist suggests that they're not looking for a discussion list about news info. also, our list membership and the people that read our website are largely different people. > Why look at other sites and be concerned that Evolt is not like them? i didn't say i wanted evolt to be like any other sites. > This relates to the "design-related threads" issue as well. Evolt > has apples, another list (or site) has oranges. What's wrong with > that? Do we want to have oranges too? Or do we want to focus on > apples? Or maybe we want grapes? if apples are 'design', its a poor analogy(apples to oranges) because we also have 'commentary'(pineapples), 'reviews'(limes), 'jobs'(coconuts), etc.. but maybe i'm misreading what you're trying to say. > I think Evolt needs to figure out what its specific goals are, what > its niche is (and should be), and use those ideas to focus direction. > I do not think Evolt should attempt to be all things web. For that > would lead to loss of focus and burnout. including more news - and i say 'more' because, again, we've always had news - isn't being all things web. keeping web developers informed in *all* areas of web development - whether it be product reviews, ASP articles, news, or IA advice - is the goal of evolt.org's website. .djc.