no, but we should have a person or people that do advocate evolt articles and stuff. its usually been up to the individual author to do so, but every time i've seen someone do it, its produced incredible responses in terms of interest in evolt and new members. bob did it with his OSX apache virtual hosting article.. it got picked up by the big OSX sites/weblogs and trickled down from there. same thing happened when morbus posted his and my apache articles from a month ago to a couple apache websites.. the response was *huge*. so huge in fact that we both got picked up by apacheweek.com (which i never thought i'd do and was pleasently suprised by) and a friend convinced me to post my apache article to slashdot's apache section - that has sent more than 15000 referers to evolt since it was posted there, tucked away in the corner of a slashdot subsite. when a couple things like that hit, it was wierd. random people started emailing me asking for apache help, equating the fact that i'd been published on respected sites, so therefore i must know some shit about apache. in the minds of a couple people, i got elevated to 'apache expert' because of that. this kinda relates to the recognition thing(like bob mentioned, evolt.org articles are often realize as *the* definative word on some things) both with the immediate web development community and, to a point, the greater community of internet users. its pretty cool when you think about it, and it would be nice if we had a somewhat more concentrated effort to get the word out. aka Minister of Propoganda or whatever :) anyways, i'll step off my "I'm building community!!" soapbox(austin evoltcon inside joke :) .djc. On Fri, 16 Nov 2001, Madhu Menon wrote: > > While I'm on my thinking streak, do we make any special efforts to promote > outstanding articles on the Web? Is our propoganda minister in charge of > that? The more people that link to our site, the more recognition evolt, > thelist, and writers get. Getting mentioned in a place like Tomalak's Realm > drives a fair bit of traffic to sites.