AFP548 Site News July 20, 2004 at 5:05 pm

What the……

New site for AFP548

We’ve got a new look, all powered by Geeklog. With a whole heap of new features.

Gosh! Where to start. So many things have changed with the site.

First off the site is now running on a brand spanking new G5 Xserve in a co-lo. Hopefully this means that bandwidth and uptime are a thing of the past.

With the change in hardware I figured now was a good time to move the site over to a format that could be more “community-friendly” for all of us. To that end, I’m running Geeklog, the same engine that powers Mac OS X Hints.

You can still find the old site here.

So a quick tour of some of the new features.

1. You can now easily submit stories, tips, articles or what have you to the site. I hope that this increases the frequency and amount of content significantly. Once you submit something, we’ll take a look at it and post the item if it fits what the AFP548 community is all about. I’m very interested in getting a team of editors together to help me out on this, so drop me a line if you are interested.

2. There is a FAQ! It’s pretty much empty right now, but I hope to fill this in as time goes on. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out on this.

3. Downloads. The site has a built-in downloads section to keep things nice and tidy. Plus you can submit items for this section along with your article submission.

4. Comments, comments, comments. You can comment on just about anything on this site through the web interface. You can make notes about a download, discuss a news item, or actually use the forum. I really hope that this keeps the content on the site as fresh and as useful as possible. I know in the past I was really bad about making updates, so I hope this helps to eliminate that lag.

5. RSS feed. Check out the article on the feed for more info on how to access it.

What you can do to help

1. Let me know if you would like to help admin the site. I don’t have nearly the time to devote to the site as I should, so I’m looking for a team of admins to help me out. Mostly this is just riding herd on the submission queue for a few hours a week. I’m also interested in anyone with html/Geeklog knowledge to tweak the look of the site.

2. Let me know what you think. I’d really like to make this a self-sustaining community for OS X Server.

3. Report any bugs. Let me know if something on the site is broken so I can make it work.

4. Contribute. We need all kinds of material for the FAQ section. Plus any tips and articles you’d like to send this way.


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