[kde-community] stackexange site for krita

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Mon Mar 16 10:04:22 UTC 2015

On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 4:10 AM, Scott Petrovic <scottpetrovic at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am at a WordPress conference now and am getting some feedback about this
> Q&A platform. They mentioned trying a WordPress plugin called CM-Answers. If
> we use that, that would make it easier since it would still be on the
> WordPress platform.
> Maybe I can send a request to create a http://qa.krita.org  subdomain with a
> WordPress install. They also recommended setting up a Multi-Site install.
> That way we could potentially have multiple instances for different
> languages if needed.

The way Wordpress multi site works doesn't work with the way we deploy
web software.
While it is quite convenient from the web interface, it is a nightmare
from a security point of view.

All the sites are mixed in the same database, which means you breach
one site and you own them all.
It also makes it more difficult for a sysadmin to archive and backup
individual sites.

The mixing of core Wordpress and site specific plugins along with
content makes upgrades difficult enough :)
(If they're interested in feedback, they can look at how Drupal does
it and take a leaf out of that book, it wouldn't make deployment more
complicated for simple setups but would make complex setups like ours
much easier to administer).

> I am going to request a sub-domain and see what I can do with this plug-in.
> Does anyone have issues with tha?.
> GIT repo for it
> https://github.com/wp-plugins/cm-answers
> Scott


> On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 6:11 AM, Boudewijn Rempt <boud at valdyas.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, 1 Mar 2015, Luca Beltrame wrote:
>>> Dmitry Kazakov wrote:
>>>> I asked for a kind of "knowledge base", where I (developer) could search
>>>> for popular answers really quickly and copy/paste the link into
>>>> IRC/social
>>>> networks to help people with their (really trivial and common) problems.
>>> A question: what does UserBase lack to be properly used as knowledge
>>> base?
>> It's a wiki, that is a big set of unstructured, unrelated but interlinked
>> pages on a huge set of unrelated topics. Wiki's have got their place, but
>> they aren't suitable for a knowledgebase. In a knowledge base, you need to
>> have a fixed format for every page: question or problem statement, set of
>> answers, ability to mark a particular answer as authoritative. And of
>> course, really good searching.
>> But note that when I started this topic it was _NOT_ about Dmitry's need
>> for a knowledge base that would it make easy for him (or me, or other Krita
>> developers) to give user support. I started this topic because of a demand
>> from our userbase for a question-and-answer website where they would do
>> user-support _themselves_.
>> Boudewijn
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