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Re: Mirroring PostgreSQL related content

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Mirroring PostgreSQL related content
Date: 2006-04-21 20:51:35
Message-ID: 20060421205135.GS49405@pervasive.com (view raw or flat)
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Yeah, just to clarify we should only mirror content in the event that
the original site goes down. We should absolutely send traffic to the
people who are working hard to create the content in the first place, I
just hate 'losing knowledge' when someone loses interest and their site
goes *poof*.

On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 01:06:38PM -0700, elein wrote:
> Speaking for my site, www.varlena.com/GeneralBits, only,
> I prefer to have a prominent (not deep) link on postgresql.  
> I do not want my content mirrored by I want the link to be useful.  
> 
> Although I have been slacking in writing new articles, there is a 
> 3 year repository of articles on my site.  The point of these
> articles was to help postgres users--it is my return to the community.  
> As it stands, most people get to my articles through google and 
> not the postgresql.org web site.
> 
> This is just one point of view from a heavy content provider of
> postgresql articles.  People who have a few articles may well
> want them to be hosted on postgresql.org.  
> 
> In the past we have been lax about organizing and maintaining
> individual informational articles.  Techdocs (ack!) It may be possible 
> to push this over onto planetpostgres as long as we give ample 
> visibility to its link.  And people know where to post articles or
> links to them.
> 
> --elein
> 
> 
> On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 12:55:10PM -0500, Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> > After seeing reports of some very interesting sounding articles that
> > were hosted elsewhere are now 404...
> > 
> > Do we make any efforts to mirror the content of PostgreSQL related
> > stories or articles? Presumably this would require contacting authors
> > for permission, but perhaps we can find some enthusiastic newbies to do
> > that...
> > -- 
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Pervasive Software      http://pervasive.com    work: 512-231-6117
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