[theforum] Reviving evolt [was: Vote Request]

Max Schwanekamp lists at neptunewebworks.com
Thu Sep 7 19:23:03 CDT 2006

> From: William Anderson  
> The discussions never happened.  If you want to faff with 
> mailing lists, please, be my guest, but I'm concerned that 
> we're focusing in the wrong direction.
> Has anyone considered canvassing for opinions on thelist or 
> on the site itself?

Personally I'd say you both have valid POV's.  I agree with Alan simplifying
the lists is a good idea, for the reasons he gave.  But William is spot on
as well; "faffing" with the lists alone is not going to address the overall
issue of reviving evolt.

For my part, I'd suggest we cultivate closer and more obvious ties to
related groups/publications, such as A List Apart (thought ALA is itself a
bit moribund lately) and more directly css-discuss.  E.g. thelist sees a
goodly number of posts that get a link to the css-discuss wiki as a reply.
CSS-D has a huge volume list and a wiki.  No site, no articles.  Evolt has a
medium-volume list (thelist) and a site.

Also, why doesn't evolt have a blog feature?  A multiuser blog might work
well toward getting some involvement.  A lot of us devs either don't want to
spend the time setting up a blog, or have a blog and often preface their
posts with "sorry it's been so long since I last posted."  Not sure what it
would entail to do this in Drupal...

PS - what is beo?  browsers.evolt.org?  If so, how does that generate

Max Schwanekamp

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