[pydotorg-www] project plan

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Apr 21 20:01:54 CEST 2010

Aahz wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2010, Steve Holden wrote:
>> Personally I think that you make some good points. We should be looking
>> more critically at the whole point of the web site, but it's obvious
>> that there's some disagreement in the Python community about this point
>> of view, Just look at the comments on this blog entry:
>>   http://holdenweb.blogspot.com/2009/02/sell-sizzle-not-sausage.html
>> I think a lot of geeks just don't like "marketing", not matter what the
>> purpose.
> There's also the issue that even amongst those of us who believe that
> marketing is useful (you can hardly claim that I argue against marketing
> when I put in the effort to get a Python booth last OSCON), there is much
> disagreement about *who* we market to and *how* we do the marketing.

Sure. I don't ever remember suggesting you were a marketing luddite.

But the solution to that problem isn't "don't do marketing", it's
"identify the goals and then use metrics to adapt the methods until the
goals are being met".

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