[Baypiggies] New website: input please

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Sat May 13 05:43:22 CEST 2006

On 5/12/06, Donna M. Snow <donnamsnow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> My plan is to start developing the new website.. here ....
> http://www.baypiggies.net/zope/pr...
> What types of modules/packages/products do you think we need? (per usual
> message me offline on this please :-))
> Here are the ones I think we can make good use of....
> Forum (carpool, mentor/mentee section, help needed with the website, new
> technologies to share - discuss, etc)
> Blog (Aazh, Wes, Alex? Guest bloggers? we could feed Guido's blog
> through RSS maybe? see here..(http://planet.plone.org/)
> Calendar (community one where we could all add a pythonic event..
> doesn't necessarily have to be a baypiggies one.. only members of the
> site can post to the calendar.. so no trolls)
> Photo Album (I HATE having my picture took.. blech.. but I think a good
> group site has the ability to share photos with each other..of events
> we've attended, etc )
> FAQ (most definitely needed here)
> Search (already a part of Plone core)
> Groups are part of Plone so we can maybe setup SIG's online .. for
> example.. those really interested in IronPython could be part of the
> IronPython group within the baypiggies site and share information with
> each other.. in their group directory.
> There is a massive amount of potential for building an active python
> community online we just need to pinpoint which is most critical to the
> group as a whole. All site members have the potential for (if we want to
> allow it) a member area of their own where they can upload files, create
> pages (through a wysiwyg interface) and share with other members of the
> site (and visitors) ...
> If you are interested in participating in development of the new site
> please let me know and I'll make sure you are cc'd on web dev conversations.

This is just my $0.02, but I think you should keep it simple.  I care
about the meetings and interesting content on the mailing list.  We
need not create a walled garden version of the entire Python world.

Again, that's just my $0.02.

Happy Hacking!

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