Website and recent conversation UI changes

Moritz 'Morty' Strübe morty at
Mon Jul 16 05:16:37 EDT 2007

Ethan Blanton schrieb:
> Moritz 'Morty' Strübe spake unto us the following wisdom:
>> Kevin M Stange schrieb:
>>> I have and will continue to offer to completely redo the site without
>>> the CMS if anyone tells me that the resulting pages I create will be
>>> accepted to replace what's there.  I'm not going to recode the site if
>>> it's not going to be used.  If anyone says to go ahead, I'll get started
>>> today and hopefully have something by this evening or tomorrow. ;)
>> It doesn't sound very reasonable to me to abandon a CMS once it's set
>> up. Shouldn't there just be a few more people with a login so they can
>> fix things?
> That's because you only have part of the picture.  :-)
That's often a problem :-)

>   We're running
> the CMS in some sort of backup mode with its dynamic features turned
> off, which (to my understanding) involved turning off some other
> features, and prevents us from bringing things like a donation system
> (entirely different topic) online, simply because when we run it as it
> is intended to be run, the site melts down.  
Ok. In that case a cms doesn't make too much sense.

> There also seems to be
> some problem with putting acknowledgments in the footer of the site,
> due to limitations of the CMS (or our understanding of it, I'm not
> clear which), which is something we would desperately like to do.  In
> short, the CMS is causing problems -- and, as pointed out elsewhere in
> this thread, we only have a handful of quite simple pages, to begin
> with.
Point for you. :-)

> I personally think CMSs are stupid, 
Like all software... ;-) But they are really nice if you have several
non-geeks working on a site.



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