[Theforum] Re: [admin] Article Update - Community News for January 2002

Seb seb at members.evolt.org
Tue Jan 8 12:31:26 CST 2002

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Sometime around 17:35 08/01/2002, martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com did 
verily sayeth:

>Whoever puts it in.
>We *could* have lots of mini ones which someone then has to compile
>into a monthly one, but it makes more sense to have one which people
>add to as we go along.

I personally disagree with a single (or even multiple) admin/article 
approach to this.

What I would like to see is a <community> tag that people on [thelist] can 
use, and have their <community> news harvested in the same way as <tips>, 
then a monthly article automatically generated from each month's community 
news. This allows us to open a new category for community news, with only 
these items in it. Takes some of the onus on compilation away from admins. 
This allows people to share news in near-realtime rather than once a month.

Of course, this could be a distraction away from on-topic discussion, so if 
this approach is considered, then there would need to be some additions to 
the FAQ, and an announcement on-list.

I'm almost tempted to mention that we do have [thechat], but then there are 
going to be people who are not subscribed to that list, and the articles do 
make for an interesting advertisement of our sense of community to the 
casual visitor.


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