Feedback for News Team - Links on Weekly Squeak

Ron Teitelbaum Ron at
Thu Nov 15 22:40:52 UTC 2007

Hi Michael,

Thanks.  Having the links there too is not an issue, I just wanted to make
sure we were clear how they get there if we wanted to keep them.  So you
would vote to remove them and replace with and  

Should we also consider any other links like the wiki or tutorials?  Maybe
we should give control of those links to the web team, or just replicate the
links that are on now?

I asked before but I'm not sure we ever got an answer.  Should we include a
donate link for SqF?

As for removing weekly squeak articles from planet, I'm sure there are some
people that only read our articles from  I'm not sure
that it is confusing enough to want to separate the two.

Ron Teitelbaum

> From: Michael Davies
> On Nov 15, 2007 7:43 PM, Ron Teitelbaum <Ron at> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Some blog links were added to the Weekly Squeak.
> Hi Ron,
> That was me experimenting with the blog-roll function - I'm sorry to
> say I wasn't aware of the function of, and so I'd
> started replicating its role! My apologies to all for any confusion
> caused.
> > When I asked why the only
> > comment I got was that we have a blog aggregator already
> > (which I took as a suggestion that these links
> are
> > not necessary)
> >
> > What I'd like to ask everyone is this:
> >
> > 1) Should the Weekly Squeak have external links on it?
> >         1a) If you think we should have links what links should we have?
> >         1b) What should be the criteria, and process for changing the
> list?
> Interesting question - one thing I hadn't realised until you asked it
> is that we don't even have a link to the Squeak homepage from
> at the moment! Adding that seems a good idea.
> > 2) Should we replace these links with internal links like
> >
> It's neater to maintain the list once, so I'm happy that we should
> replace what I've done with a link to That does
> raise one point though: it might be confusing if people clicked on
> such a link to find it contained many articles that they had just read
> on Is there any value in treating and
> as separate feeds - ie separating the news from the
> personal articles? That would also make it possible for sites to show
> headlines from both news.squeak and planet.squeak, which would help
> raise the visibility of the latter.
> Cheers,
> Michael

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