[theforum] evolt.org article submission

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Wed Oct 1 10:19:24 CDT 2008

Hi Erika,

"Erika" <ekm at seastorm.com> wrote:
> Next question: does weo have a "mom"?


> I have an article to submit and can't get to an active submission page.

When you're logged in, don't you see the "Submit an article" link in the 
left-hand menu, beloe your username?  I can recall several people over the 
last couple years (since the redesign and our move to Drupal) express 
frustration in figuring out how to submit an article, but I never 
understood why.

Seems obvious to me.  If it isn't to everyone, I'd certainly *love* to 
improve the usability of the site, especially if it might attract more 
articles of substance being submitted!  Lately all we've been getting is 
spams, scams and self-promotional so-called "articles" from SEO and 
ringtone marketing types... {sigh}

> I am frustrated by the amount of dead links and outdated information.

Yes I saw your email from Monday.  Yes you can help!  Would you like to 
join the Content team?

> I'm wondering why there are links everywhere to a directory that no
> longer exists?
> and *can I do anything to help* with this, other than complain?

As Martin pointed out, we review and approve articles (but as I mentioned, 
mostly we dis-approve of most of them, these days) and we certainly could 
use use someone with your enthusiasm to tidy up some of the cruft!

> I don't know if you guys have tried to actually use the site lately, but
> it's pretty rot-riddled.
> Thanks,

Thank you!


> Martin Burns wrote:
>> On 30 Sep 2008, at 21:01, Erika wrote:
>>> 1. I'm curious who evaluates/approves articles for evolt.org these 
>>> days?
>> The admin group, whose active members are:
>> Dean
>> Dave Kaufman
>> Paul Waring
>> Marcel Feenstra
>> William Anderson
>> and me
>>> 2. Do we still need to put target=_blank in offsite links?  That seems
>>> like a significantly outdated practice to me.
>> Probably not
>>> I have noticed that none of the people who wrote submission guidelines
>>> are still active members.  (The most recent login being from Adrian in
>>> fall of 2006.)
>> A number of people contributed to them, not just the individual who
>> submitted the article.
>> Cheers
>> Martin

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