[Members] jabber.org website mandate

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Sun Aug 20 13:06:47 CDT 2006


On 19/08/06 at 18:45 -0700, Robert B Quattlebaum, Jr. wrote:
> On Aug 18, 2006, at 8:37 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 
> >A related project might be re-doing the jabber.org website, but I'll
> >leave that for another thread. :-)
> 
> If the a significant portion of the jabber.org content is moving over  
> to xmpp.org, then I *beg* that we turn jabber.org into a **end-user- 
> centric** community-oriented website. As it currently stands, it is  
> very corporate/engineer oriented. Jabber (as a communications  
> network) has a very large need for something like this, and I can  
> think of no better place for it than jabber.org.

+1. But we need to find a way to do this without spending too much
resources (all previous attempts to do such a site have failed
miserably until now).

I think that requirements should be:
- Wiki-based (because it's Web 2.0, and allows other parties to
  contribute)
- With forums, possibily on another site, because users like them.
- English-only, because it's difficult to maintain a multi-language
  wiki, and because there are already a lot of good local jabber
community out there (in spanish, french, etc).

We have followed those guidelines for jabberfr.org[0], and, after writing
a few pages (introduction about instant messaging and jabber, first
steps on jabber, lists of clients and (selected) servers, etc), visitors
started to magically contribute to the site themselves, and the level of
work I still need to do is ridiculous.

[0] http://www.jabberfr.org/
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