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Re: SpreadFirefox

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Thomas Hallgren <thhal(at)mailblocks(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SpreadFirefox
Date: 2004-10-22 12:24:58
Message-ID: 200410220824.58445.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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On Friday 22 October 2004 04:22, Thomas Hallgren wrote:
> Alexey Borzov wrote:
> > You mean like advocacy.postgresql.org? Where its creators lost all
> > interest in their creation after several months and the latest news [1]
> > are dated 17th Nov 2003?
>
> Advocating PostgreSQL to decision makers can be somewhat hard. I know,
> since I've been in that situation quite recently. The www.postgresql.org
> site is not at all what you'd expect a "front page" to be. You find some
> news and events on the first page but no real presentation of PostgreSQL
> as such. The advocacy.postgresql.org is much better in that respect. So
> why not make the best of two worlds?
>
> Put the content (revised) from the advocacy site on first page of the
> www site. Use the current "News" of the www site instead of the sadly
> outdated news on the advocacy site, etc. Direct all marketing efforts to
> the new www site.
>

That is sort of the plan. I'm in the process of moving the advocacy content 
into the new www pages, under a section entitled "overview".  Once it is 
done, we can redirect advocacy.postgresql.org to this new subsection on www.

> Seems to me that using two sites (www and advocacy) just creates more
> work and benefits no one. In fact, it may actually be bad for PostgreSQL
> since the sites currently do a less then perfect job of promoting it.
>

Probably is, since the advocacy code is just too cumbersome to be maintained, 
it just grows more out of date over time.

> An effort to concentre and structure the somewhat widespread information
> that's out there is propably something that will pay off greatly in the
> future.
>

Yep. 

-- 
Robert Treat
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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