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The problem is time.

If someone wants to be an editor and maintain another area, we can work something out.

This project is designed to take the "load" off of GT, and provide an additional resource to the user community.

One goal is to eventually comb the forums here, pulling out all the tidbits that have been posted, as well as pointers to message threads of interest (some threads have more than one possible solution for a problem).

The more people who get involved with this sort of project, the bigger/better it can become. No one is expert -- or interested -- in everything, especially with products so diverse. For example, even though GMail and GForum use the same core code, they have incredibly complex templates (making full use of the power of the template parser) compared to Links SQL. More modifications exist for Links SQL, possible because of that (or because of so many more users <G>). But, exploring the mysteries of the complex templates is one thing we hope to do more of.

So, getting back to the other issue, if someone wants to support mods to Links 2.0, there is possibly a years worth of work for 2 or 3 people to collect and organize the data, code snippets, and such that have been posted into the forums. It's a Herculean task, at best <G>

*BUT* if there is interest, we'll adapt the software -- and if necessary, install non-GT software -- to get the site working, and providing the information that people want/need as quickly as possible. There are a lot of good open-source projects out there, for information organization, and it's no "shame" to use one to organize this site if necessary -- or additionally. The downside is, that they don't use the same template parser.... Also, they seem to be moving more towards a "blog" or "slashdot" format, which is somewhat chaotic compared to the organization imposed by Links. Both have their benefits, but I really like "organized" <G>

The other formats have usefulness for time-related news. This sort of project is long-term, so the best indexing/search system is what is most important. The "news" system would be a "fun" addition to the basic/core functionality.


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Thread New Resources Area: SQLWidgets.com Andy 5200 Feb 12, 2004, 2:14 AM
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pugdog 5029 Feb 12, 2004, 7:15 AM
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el noe 5042 Feb 12, 2004, 8:11 AM
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Andy 5036 Feb 12, 2004, 8:27 AM
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el noe 5031 Feb 12, 2004, 8:30 AM
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Andy 5035 Feb 12, 2004, 8:36 AM
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pugdog 5013 Feb 12, 2004, 11:27 AM