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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Boosting participation and community in Apache Labs?
Date Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:20:41 GMT
On 23/07/2010 13:37, Dave wrote:
>> On 23/07/2010 12:45, Dave wrote:
>>> I've written a bunch of utilities like the one you describe. It's
>>> pretty easy to implement a Roller scheduled task that fires
>>> periodically, reads the most recent X entries in a tag, forms an email
>>> and sends it out. Are those really the complete requirements.
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Ross Gardler<>  wrote:
>> Pretty much, yes. I think it would be better to be teaser content rather
>> than the complete content (there are RSS feeds for that). The idea is to
>> provide a cross foundation summary of activities without requiring people to
>> sift through all the project specific stuff.
> If you use Roller for the blog, you'd put teaser comment would go in
> the "Summary" field and full content would go in the Content field.

OK, sounds good and I can see what you mean in the system.

>> On 23/07/2010 12:45, Dave wrote:

> Either way should be easy with a Roller task we could pull from one
> blog or the whole site.

I really like the sound of that. I've sent a mail to run it past press@ 
(mostly out of courtesy).



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