[theforum] improve w.e.o, first items

Erika ekm at seastorm.com
Fri Oct 10 15:19:26 CDT 2008

Awesome.  Internet went out at my house so I'm at a coffeeshop.  I do 
plan to get on started putting things together this weekend.  Here is 
the project and the info I need:

*The project is: improving w.e.o.*
This includes looking at: visual design, content, usability
and making sure any software upgrades that need to happen, happen.

Improvements to the site (such as adding/removing features) would be 

Timeline: let's see what we can achieve by Dec 14.

Here's the info I need from everyone over the next week.

1. who wants to contribute to the effort, and WHAT do you want to 
contribute?  (offlist emails are fine.)  Please make sure I have your 
contact info and that you have created an account on the teamwork site.

 From what I can see we need:

- Q&A on site usability, link rot, etc
- software updates
- someone who can make our chose theme work in Drupal
- a "wow!" better visual design

there may be other stuff that you see, so let me know (again, offlist is 
ok -- it will all go into the teamwork site)

2. (Apologies that this is not crystal clear to me yet)... I need to 
know exactly who deals with hosting issues, and who is responsible for 
keeping SQL/Drupal up to date.  If there is more than one person, I am 
going to try to hone *my* contact to a single person.  This is in the 
interest of making things happen.

I am going to ask for admin access to t.e.o. for myself, and likely 

3. evolt is all-volunteer. If you make commitments to the project, just 
be prepared to follow through, and if for some reason you are not able 
to so, just let me know ASAP.

4. Finally, for those who don't know me well, I'm an inherently careful 
person, with a history going back to early 1998 on monkeyjunkies. I have 
a history, and I have my evolt battle scars.  I will do my best to make 
sure things happen, but ensure accountability too.

So, Let's kick some ass, but at the same time, let's strive to be gentle 
with each other, practice the art of picking battles, trust in our 
process, and whenever possible, try not to take things personally.

yay, us!



Adrian Simmons wrote:
> Erika wrote:
>> 1. Unless anyone objects, let's use the project management site Adrian 
>> has set up.
> Well, 4 out of the 5 people that looked at it think it'll suffice.
>> I'm ready to rock n' roll.
> I've cleaned out the stuff I did while playing, and the extra project 
> mike created ;)
> So you now have a blank slate to start organizing things. Good luck 
> Erica :) And thanks.

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