lambretta at inet
Dec 13, 2004, 11:32 AM
Post #3 of 8
Stas Bekman wrote:
> For those who haven't noticed mp2-RC1 was released and we should get 2.0
> really soon now (my guess another 3-4 weeks, but could happen earlier
> too). So it's time to start thinking about preparing a PR that was
> discussed here before. Any takers to lead this effort?
not taking the lead, but here a few thoughts to what could help the PR:
* news flash on frontpage on perl.apache.org
one thing (and a thing which constantly annoys me from a PR point of
view) is the fact that the mod_perl website's frontpage doesn't have a
news section. it's no-one's fault but even that it's updated frequently,
there aren't really any news on the frontpage. on that note i like the
idea the way they do it on perl.org - probably some rss feeds (?)
i think we should at least do a news flash somwhere on the slightly too
informative (IMO) frontpage.
* bullet list of perhaps 5 major reasons to upgrade
can someone tell joe public in very few sentences what i gain by
upgrading to mod_perl 2?
this is such a web thing for both developers and project managers and
directors. couldn't we write a perl program that scans the total mail on
the mailing list extract the 50 most used words. seriously, it would be
great to have someone to write a faq - someone with the time to do it.
* what does a banner ad cost on perl.com, could we get one cheapish ?
a banner on perl.com should in theory really be free since they run
mod_perl themselves and get articles i belive by the mod_perl community.
banners elsewhere - dont we know people uses this great software who may
want to support it back by other means that mouth to mouth ?
* timing - is 3-4 weeks a good date or does the news drown in
forgetfulness (xmas and new years hollidays). maybe it's even better to
wait to january ?
proper PR is probaly always well-planned. to me it looks like a very bad
idea to release in the middle of xmas fever (altought it's a very nice
christmas gift of course). it should also co-incide with the above
suggest of a possible banner of course
* merchandise - geek.com ?
does mod_perl_1 merchandise even exists ?
we might wanna ask people if they can help on the mod_perl list
* how about a good slogan competition ?
not kidding. the slogan should probably preferably reflect above wanted
* how about a possible list of comany users of mod_perl2 [if any
* lastly, don't know if this has been discused before, i really think
that we should appoint 1-2 people responsible for the pr of this
software. [people who can afford the time envolved]
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