[theforum] Re: evolt.org Drupal proof-of-concept. First draft

Martin Burns yumyum at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Nov 16 02:46:52 CST 2004

On Mon, November 15, 2004 10:20 pm, John Handelaar said:
> http://evolt.userfrenzy.com

'Tis fantastic stuff.

Next thing to do to fix
a) Stuff that's wrong with it at the moment:

Get a copy of the current db. This will fix

> 1.  Lots of articles haven't terminated properly and include
>      extraneous material from thesite's HTML at their foot
> 2.  Almost no articles have yet had their 'teaser' copy made and
>      appear in indexes as headlines-with-no-copy
> 3.  About 1/3 of users aren't associated with their email
>      addresses.

> 6.  Comments not inserted yet
> 7.  Ratings not inserted yet

Jeff, can you please send that over ASAP. We'll also need a final dump
just before the cutover (CCing this to you in case you're just scanning
theforum subjects)

> 4.  All passwords were reset

The current DB has all the pws hashed for security reasons doesn't it?
We'll probably have to live with this.

> Yet to do:
> 5.  A skin, though Mike King's nearly there with a first stab

Presumably this would fix minor code display issues. We can probably have
a think at some point whether textareas are still the best choice for
displaying code btw.

> Can I use this to persuade you all that this is an *eminently*
> achievable goal, and while we're at it, to also point out that
> evolt.org's 6th Birthday is 30 days from now?

If we could do it for then (even if it's not perfect), then that would be

I would guess that with our current number of PHP wizards, this shouldn't
be impossible.

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