[theforum] Vote: Launching the site already

Martin Paul Burns martin.burns at uk.ibm.com
Mon Aug 15 13:02:45 CDT 2005

Well, as the closest we got to a 'no' vote was 1 abstention and 1 "I'll
make you move anyway", I'm calling this one in favour.

As soon as our capable sysadmin team make the historic URL schemas work,
we're launching the new site.

Or if not before, I guess at the end of the month when Jeff takes his ball
and goes home with it. Someone else can push deciding about that.


I wrote on 11/08/2005 17:31:52:

> Folks
> We're now getting near-daily contact us queries as to whether we're ever
> going to launch.
> We now only have 2 outstanding showstoppers:
> 1) Historical URL redirection:
> http://islands.easyweb.co.uk:8080/evolt_bugs/bugs/102/pcng_issue_view
> 2) Site Speed:
> http://islands.easyweb.co.uk:8080/evolt_bugs/bugs/4/pcng_issue_view
> which will be resolved by turning on caching shortly before launch.
> I was worried about Jeff's report about IE crashes:
> http://islands.easyweb.co.uk:8080/evolt_bugs/bugs/106
> and on analysis, discovered it is entirely down to crappy HTML in some
> of the comments. I've fixed it on the quoted article. If any content
> spots it happening anywhere else, they should probably fix those too -
> a quick and easy thing. Incidentally, the new site's content filtering/
> validation will prevent future occurences.
> (Yes, there are other issues that make the site other than perfect, and
> they will be done as and when developer time becomes available to do
> If one causes you particular pain, volunteering to analyse and fix it
> be very much the fastest way to resolution)
> Therefore, I'd like to formally propose launching the site as per
> Ron's suggestion:
> http://lists.evolt.org/theforumarchive/Week-of-Mon-20050725/005717.html
> subject to the sysadmin team implementing the URL schema
> redirection. In other words,
> let's make the decision now, and as soon as that's done, we'll turn
> on the caching
> and repoint www.evolt.org.
> Deadline for responses:
> Noon EST/17:00 UK time Monday

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