Why deleting stuff without putting replacements? e.g. trunk/www/sites/www/people/

Mark Ziegler mark.ziegler at rakekniven.de
Wed Mar 10 19:27:11 UTC 2010

Hello Ben,

first of all: Sorry for my harsh words.
When I am reading my email today it looks like Sunday wasn't my best day :-(

Am 07.03.2010 um 19:57 schrieb Ben Cooksley:

> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 3:17 AM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
>> A Diumenge, 7 de març de 2010, Mark Ziegler va escriure:
>>> Just found that commit
>>> http://websvn.kde.org/?view=revision&revision=1087458 killed many files.
>>> Why the hell do some www newbies just ignore open issues?
>>> See https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=210302
>>> "Please do not delete it without announcing it.
>>> Many people, specially from asia and middle east, are proud to be listed
>>> here. It is a nice list and impressive list and quickly shows how many
>>> people are contributing to KDE."
>>> I am really sad (and pissed off)!
>> Calm down dude, calling people newbie is not going to improve anything.
>> I agree that it is good that some people wants the badge of being a
>> contributor and i also agree it's impossible to maintain.
>> So if we want to have that kind of page i think the only real viable way is
>> extracting the info from svn commits/accounts.
> This was exactly why I killed it. When building the new site, the idea
> was to ensure it would contain content that wouldn't date. A list such
> as this dates far too quickly. Building it automatically from the svn
> accounts file is the only way forward if this needs to come back.

Building a new shiny kde.org is wonderful and I take my hat off to the people who did the work.
But the kde www empire is more than just kde.org.

When the new dot was created the kde.de (german one (me) man show)  page was left back with more than a thousand of dead links.
Nobody takes care of that some weeks later.
I have more examples like that.

When we shifted much content from developer.kde.org to techbase we left some content back with a remark of "old, unmaintained" content.

The credit page could be placed on one of our wikis as well.

So again, sorry for the choice of my words.


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