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GatorLUG web site upgrades / changes

Hey everyone,

I am looking at doing upgrades / changes to the GatorLUG web site sometime in the near future.

Any suggestions / comments / wishlist items?

Thanks!

- Dan Stoner

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Posters

I think one of the big problems is that no one posts to this thing. I mean... look at the "recent comments" bar to the right... the most recent one (barring this one now) was almost four months ago...

More posts need to happen, and that posting rate needs to be advertised to the list so that others can become involved.

Its a PITA to register!

The reason that no one posts to this is that its hard as hell!

I know that spammers are a big problem, but there are other solutions besides doing admin approval.

  1. Enable automatic registrations without administrative approval
  2. Enable users to set their own passwords and authenticate their email addresses (this can be done using the LoginToboggan module)
  3. Download, enable and configure the Mollom module. It really works wonders
  4. Be sure that all registered users can only use the Filtered HTML input format, and enable the 'rel=nofollow' on all links

Using these steps my website cut down on a crapload of spam overnight. I also enabled a view using Views Bulk Operations to manually verify users if I think some may be spam.

You got to keep in mind that it takes content to make content, and if you want to make this a social site, it really needs to be easy to use (even for *nix geeks!)

We also should have comment

We also should have comment notifications set up, so people can actually see this comment when I post it :)

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