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Re: Discussion: updating events page?

begin  quotation  from Luca Capello (in <[🔎] sa74necber2.fsf@gismo.pca.it>):
> On Wed, 08 May 2013 11:15:00 +0200, Arne Wichmann wrote:
> > As far as I can see nobody (including me) is willing to update the evnts
> > page. This situation does not feel good as numbers of unanswered reauests
> > pile up.
> Personal life took over and excusing myself for not having done my work
> is useless, so let us try to find a solution.

I can understand that very well. It happens to us all now and then.

> > I propose the following options:
> > - Someone steps up to do this.
> This has always been a problem.

But of course I would be delighted to see that happen and have this gone
from my list.

> > - We replace the events page with a link to a wiki page (I would be willing
> >   to set up and sporadically maintain the wiki page).
> As from previous discussions, IMHO the Events page is something
> different than a wiki page: the former has .ics entries, it is a
> almost-static page and to me it some more official than any other *.d.o
> domain.

I am quite aware of this. .ics might be created from a wiki page, too -
even though I am not sre how at tha moment.

Moreover a static page for dynamic content is not a good idea in my eyes.

> > - We drop the events page.
> >
> > Alternative options are of course welcome. An unupdated events page does
> > more harm than good.
> I do not agree, it simply means that there is a problem.  The fact that
> the Debian life goes on with events (being there on debian-events-*@
> or other lists or wiki) means that this problem is not so critical.

So we disagree. To elaborate: unupdates pages (especially event/news or
similar) at least to me create the impression that nothing is happening in
a community. If a page is not there or even better links somewhere with less
official but at least halfway current information this impression will not
be created.

So, your option would be to leave the situation as it is? Or what is your


[...] If you don't want to be restricted, don't agree to it. If you are
coerced, comply as much as you must to protect yourself, just don't support
it. Noone can free you but yourself. (crag, on Debian Planet)
Arne Wichmann (aw@linux.de)

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