[squeak-dev] People.squeakfoundation.org still useful?

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Tue Oct 14 21:54:08 UTC 2008

When I came to Squeak, SqueakPeople was and still is one of my more 
sympathetic things the Squeak community have. Loosing it it will be a 
loss for us.

I think with a little modernization SqueakPeople can become popular
again. With changing diaries to a full-blown blog for instance. Everyone 
can then have a blog for free, that is, for zero time needed to set up. 
Just one idea. Also that admirations/certifications are interesting. At 
least I found them such when I registered first time for my first 
voting. At that time I played with that a bit more and it is my feeling 
that with such admirations you can actually reward and encourage someone 
for his work. And any such little encouragement is welcome in these 
times, IMHO.

Best regards

Ron Teitelbaum wrote:
> I still disagree.  Google Ken Causey, or Cees De Groot, or anyone you can
> think of that is on SqueakPeople and notice that their contact information
> from squeakPeople is in the top 10 entries.  It serves a purpose that it is
> a trusted site with lots of links.  I think it's used the way it was
> intended.  It's facebook before it's time :)  I never really found the blogs
> to be terribly useful, but for knowing who is who and what they do and are
> interested in it is pretty useful.  Besides it's where we register to vote
> so it's a good place for us to get reacquainted and meet new members once a
> year during the voting period.  
> Ron
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ken Causey [mailto:ken at kencausey.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 4:22 PM
>> To: Ron at USMedRec.com
>> Cc: 'The general-purpose Squeak developers list'; 'Cees de Groot'
>> Subject: RE: [squeak-dev] People.squeakfoundation.org still useful?
>> No I don't think so.  The webteam is busy enough with www.squeak.org.
>> Also SqP is not implemented in Squeak at all.  SqP is the responsibility
>> of the box-admins team and we don't have any real need to turn it over
>> to someone else.
>> It's simply the case that if it is going to be maintained then at the
>> very least it is going to have to be moved, and this is frankly
>> something of a PITA since it is an old mod_virgule/Apache1.x
>> application.  It can be done certainly, but frankly I don't care to
>> spend the time doing it if no one cares.
>> The site has had very little activity in the last year, in fact only a
>> dozen people have posted diary entries in that time.  Most of the
>> articles from the last year have been my Roundups or election related
>> (thanks to Tim for the single real exception).
>> I'm not sure keeping it just for the rankings/voters functionality alone
>> is sufficient reason.  The fact is that it doesn't really function for
>> this purpose either if no one is visiting the site regularly.
>> Ken
>> On Tue, 2008-10-14 at 16:03 -0400, Ron Teitelbaum wrote:
>>> It's also the place to register for Squeak Leadership Team Elections.
>>> I vote to keep it.  Can we turn it over to the Web Team to maintain?
>>> Ron Teitelbaum
>>> Squeak Elections Team Member
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org [mailto:squeak-
>> dev-
>>>> bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org] On Behalf Of Ken Causey
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 3:17 PM
>>>> To: Squeak Devel List
>>>> Cc: Cees de Groot
>>>> Subject: [squeak-dev] People.squeakfoundation.org still useful?
>>>> Cees:  So we have at most until November 30th to either move, replace,
>>>> or forget people.squeakfoundation.org?
>>>> Community:  While Cees exaggerates a bit it is the case that only a
>>>> handful of us are posting to people.squeakfoundation.org lately, and
>>>> mostly me.  Are we, as a community, interested in maintaining this
>> site?
>>>> Ken
>>>> On Tue, 2008-10-14 at 20:46 +0200, Cees de Groot wrote:
>>>>> Guys,
>>>>> Just discovered that apparently people.squeakfoundation.org (aka's
>>>>> Ken's Private Blog ;-)) is still running on my machine, and I
>> canceled
>>>>> it per 30/11 because I'm hardly using it anymore.
>>>>> What shall we do with it?
>>>>> TIA,
>>>>> Cees

Janko Mivšek
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