[ilugc] chennailug.org went down or hacked?
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Tue Jul 14 08:49:14 IST 2009
On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 5:45 PM, balachandar muruganantham <
mbchandar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Are you ready to donate/transfer ilugc.in to somebody who can maintain
> > this on a more regular basis? As far as I know, you're no longer in
> > and obviously you will be that much more hard-placed to maintain it/stay
> > involved than somebody who is local and has more direct involvement in
> > proceedings (say people like Bharathi).
> I am in constant touch with Bharathi in terms of maintaining the site.
Sorry to kick up an almost dead thread - I'm away on a vacation, so my
responses might be late, so kindly bear with me. That does not answer my
question - are you ready to transfer/donate it to a more active member(s) of
the community in case we go in for a more distributed management of the
> Insistence on Drupal is just like any other which can be used for
> maintaining the site. Earlier version of chennailug.org was running
> drupal(civicrm) which was setup by me. surely ilugc.in is not my pet or
> personal project. i have my website running in drupal where i do all sorts
> of experimentations.
Again, the past choices need not justify the present. I don't think just
your familiarity or past choice will hold good for the current discussion
about how to go forward.
> simple static site - is as dead. chennailug.org or ilugc.in site should be
> community based with lots of activity in it. for e.g CD's for Grab wiki was
> more popular with which large number of people have been benefited. you
> do such things with simple static.
Really? Are you sure? What exactly stops any one in this community from
checking out the current site from an svn repo and making changes,
committing the changes, and asking somebody to deploy it? This is how all
open source projects work. I don't see why it wouldn't work with a highly
capable audience of this list.
> the need of polls on the site is for the member to get some thing out of
Really? How hard is it to ask the same question on the list and ask them to
do a +/- 1 in reply?
> for e.g Which Distro do you think would change the way people look at Linux
> in India?
> see the results here http://ilugc.in/node/43/results
> almost 595 people have voted. This is some thing kind of activity which you
> need for the community. everything can't be done with mailing list or with
> static pages.
Do you honestly think that will add value now? What we need is a stable site
which gives themost essential and updated info, which we are failing at now
(as Raman has aptly reminded us). Please remember YAGNI. This is fluff, and
I believe a lot of people out here agree with this.
> I am not a great fan of drupal. I am not using all the junk(which you
> that drupal is giving.
Then ditch it. We'll try something else. I've maintained a drupal site
before, I know how much energy it takes in doing stuff that we can rather
spend on doing essential things.
> I am using features which are necessary for the community. how did i
> those things? i have gone through many LUG websites, open source project
> websites. activity like these gives the new people about the health of the
It's nice that you finally asked the question on the list that you should
have asked many moons ago. I'll respond to the questions on that thread.
> i hope you would understand. i can also send you all the plan for the
> ilugc.in which i am executing right now.
> i love chennai LUG and i have been with it for long time.
I don't question your loyalty to the community, Balachandar. I'm just asking
if somebody else who's more involved in the day to day isses of the
community will be better placed to take care of the site. This is based on
your past response times. Nothing personal, I hope you understand that too.
After all, we've met before and know each other pretty well :).
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