[OpenIndiana-discuss] Help with website

Richard L. Hamilton rlhamil at smart.net
Tue Oct 11 03:05:16 UTC 2011

On Oct 10, 2011, at 10:38 PM, Ken Gunderson wrote:

> On Mon, 2011-10-10 at 19:27 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> On 10/10/11 07:16 PM, Ken Gunderson wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2011-10-10 at 19:32 -0600, LinuxBSDos.com wrote:
>>>>> Hi All,
>>> [snip]
>>>> The demo is still up at http://linuxbsdos.com/askopenindiana. If the
>>>> community does not want it, if the decision makers are against it, I can
>>>> just take it down. It took less than 10 minutes to put it up, and will
>>>> probably take less than that to take down.
>>> -1
>> That's not helpful, without giving any reason why.   You're not going to be
>> forced to use it, so why deprive others who would of the opportunity to do so?
>> If you asked a bunch of non-OpenSolaris/OpenIndiana users on whether the
>> OI project should continue, and they all voted -1, would you want people
>> to quit working on it?
> I am referring to Vanilla forum package. So not to deprive anyone of
> anything.  If OI wants to roll out a forum, I would look at other
> alternatives, the specifics of wh/I did not want to hijack OP's
> solicitation for feedback on vanilla demo to elaborate upon, lest this
> deteriorate further.
> The way to go about it, imho, is to survey the landscape and generate a
> short list.  I don't think Vanilla should be on that list and have
> commented as to some of the reasons why elsewhere. But I think that's a
> topic for another thread.
> Peace :)
> -- 
> Regards-- Ken Gunderson

If you think it preferable to compare various options first, there's a site http://www.forummatrix.org/  that seems to compare a bunch of forum software (including Vanilla).  Be aware that it lists commercial as well as open source forum software.  However, I used the "Choice Wizard" to choose only open source forum packages, leaving everything else unspecified; and it still gave me 48 hits.  So, while I'm not familiar enough with forum software overall to judge the site (having neither surveyed nor set up any), it does at least seem to me to have information about a reasonable selection, and multiple tools for making comparisons.

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