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Re: Profiles Website Idea


I really like the idea. It would get the community involved in making
Keryx more useful to more people.

Only trouble is it looks like something that could take a lot of
coding time, which is something we don't have in excess.

Perhaps we could have a temporary implementation of this using the
forum. We could open a new forum section with a sticky explaining how
to submit profiles. Reviews could simply be replies on a profile
thread, and moderator approval could be given by adding something to
the thread title.

That would save us the time necessary to build a new website.

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Chris Oliver <excid3@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I had this idea and wanted to gauge interest in it. Right now it's quite a
> pain for us to create new profiles. Not always do us as developers upgrade
> to the latest Ubuntu, and we certainly do not have copies of every version
> or other distros like Debian and Linux Mint.
> Taking this into consideration, I would like to propose a profile submission
> site for the Keryx community. The site would be simply as follows:
> - Give an example of how to create a new profile for common distros (this
> can be applied indirectly to other apt based distros)
> - Provide default profiles for other people to use
> - Allow users to submit their own profiles so that people do not have to
> wait on us developers to post them
> - Votes can be cast upon submitted profiles along with comments regarding
> them. This allows the community to keep track of which profiles possibly
> were incorrectly created and we could avoid them
> Keryx 1.1 could provide download access to "verified" profiles from its
> interface. After a profile has gotten good reviews or has been verified by a
> moderator, it would be put on a list that would show up in the Keryx home
> tab. This way we can make sure to keep a high level of quality for profiles
> while still letting the community help us out doing things.
> What do you think? I hope I explained the idea clearly enough but feel free
> to ask questions because I'm sure I missed something important that I wanted
> to convey.
> (Cross posted to the blog)
> --
> Chris Oliver
> http://excid3.com
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