[theforum] Zombie!

marcel at wintasy.com marcel at wintasy.com
Tue Jun 4 11:56:33 CDT 2013

If it is decided that the "static weo" idea is the way forward, I'd be happy
to provide free hosting for it --my one-man company has a few servers with
more than enough disk space and bandwidth for a site like that...



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Van: theforum-bounces at lists.evolt.org
[mailto:theforum-bounces at lists.evolt.org] Namens William Anderson
Verzonden: dinsdag 4 juni 2013 18:34
Aan: theforum at lists.evolt.org
Onderwerp: Re: [theforum] Zombie!

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 5:03 PM, Adrian Roselli
<Roselli at algonquinstudios.com> wrote:
> [This is a reply to William Anderson's post at 
> http://lists.evolt.org/theforumarchive/Week-of-Mon-20130527/010696.htm
> l, which I cannot reply to directly since I don't have the email so 
> reply-to headers be damned.]

It works, woo!

> As you know, the evolt.org site has been broken for some time. The
platform is old, the content is even older, and the community that built it
is scattered.


> Here's my idea of how we celebrate 15 years:
> 1. Convert evolt.org to a static HTML site. Turn off submissions,
commenting, and sign-ups. Take the site as it stands now (when it is
working), spider it to flat HTML, and keep it out there as a part of web
history. At that point, it can really be hosted anywhere.

Interesting.  I doubt we'd need to spider it since everything's in the
database.  See comments below.

> 2. Approach some of the names in the industry (folks like Christian
Heilmann, Eric Meyer, and so on) who were evolters or had worked directly
with evolt.org and ask them to write up a missive for the 15th anniversary
(with a 6 month lead time).

Like it.

> 3. Approach evolt.org contemporaries of the time (Webmonkey guys, Zeldman)
and ask if they'd like to say a few words about our shared history.

Anyone have contacts at WIRED?  :)

> 4. Gather it all and put together a nice anniversary piece on the home
page, while gracefully announcing the permanent mothballing of weo, all
links still intact.

weo as-is, unless there is a massive upswell of support for retaining evolt
as a web developer community and support site, should definitely be
mothballed.  I think it would be nice to wrap the *content* in a pleasing,
simple, modern HTML template, leaving it all Google-friendly and
reader-friendly at the same time.  Mike is looking at various Drupal
upgrade-locally / sidegrade-to-the-cloud options to make lives easier.

> I think the lists and beo can continue on, assuming there is enough use to

Hence my thought of expanding the mission of evolt.org from web developer
community to simply community.  I'm not sure I'm articulating this part
well.  I like the idea of people sharing things with people they like, and
commenting on them.  I'm aware people do this already on Facebook, Reddit,
Hacker News, et al.  I think we could join in the fun.  I'm not sure.

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