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From Christopher <ctubb...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Whimsy site check for events?
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:57:50 GMT
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 3:49 PM Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:

> Christopher wrote on 8/10/17 3:45 PM:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I noticed that Whimsy is doing some helpful QA checks for project sites,
> > and has a check for "Event" (https://whimsy.apache.org/site/check/events
> ).
> > This seems to be a check for a link/image to current events. However, the
> > "current" event image is for the last ApacheCon in Miami (
> > http://www.apache.org/events/current-event-125x125.png). If I'm trying
> to
> > update a project's site to be all green in Whimsy... I'm not sure I want
> to
> > add a link/image to a "current" event which is not actually "current".
> > Should this image just be updated to something generic, or the next
> > upcoming event?
>
> Excellent point - since we do not have a next ApacheCon scheduled, we
> don't necessarily have an event-related image (yet) that we want all
> projects to display.
>
> This is more a question for Rich as VP, Conferences, and for the Whimsy
> PMC at dev@whimsical.  This raises the excellent Whimsy feature point of
> how to display site-check "best practices" rather than "requirements" so
> you can still feel good about updating your website even in this case.
>
>

Regardless of whether it's "best practice" or a "requirement", my main
concern here is that it reflects badly on individual projects which follow
it, because it makes their sites look out-of-date and poorly maintained. I
want to make sure that somebody at ASF is actually taking responsibility
for the content of the image at that location (and any corresponding links
which wrap it) up-to-date, and it isn't getting lost into the infinite well
of forgetting :)

Even a simple change, like replacing it with a transparent image or a
generic image for "ASF Events" (same size image, of course) keeps the
project pages from looking stale when visited.



> Thanks for the question!
>
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>
> - Shane
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