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Re: [Dfey-general-discuss] Website Stagnation

From: Paul Sutton
Subject: Re: [Dfey-general-discuss] Website Stagnation
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 00:09:52 +0100
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Robert Leverington wrote:
> Hello,
> At the last DFEY-NW meeting Ben created a nice webpage for the main
> DFEY.org landing area.  The idea of just having a single page for the
> whole of DFEY, and then linking to the websites of different branches
> seems to have had a good reception and works well.  Stagnation of the
> site was a major concern at the time, and I feel that currently this is
> an issue that should be looked at.
> I would like to propose creating several dynamic elements of the web
> page that are automatically updated from the wiki.  The list of upcoming
> events could be generated from the category of events on the wiki, and
> by taking a blurb from the top of the page.  Simillarly the DFEY:About
> page and list of contact addresses at the bottom of the Main Page could
> also be utilised to automatically update the page.
> The advantage of this method is that it is far easier to keep the site
> updated, and the wiki is generally the definitive information base for
> I would be willing to implement this and provide adaquete documentation
> if there is general support for this idea.  Does anyone have any
> alternative proposals?
> Regards,
Anything to provide content more would be useful,  Sounds like the wiki
would make life easier for the person doing most of the work, and anyone
who wants to add content.

As I am older than what this group is aimed at I respect the views of
the younger members on this.  Hopefully my input is useful.


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