[Evangelism] Operation Ditch Plone

T. Kim Nguyen nguyen at uwosh.edu
Sun Nov 2 19:44:40 UTC 2008

One more thing... looks like he's not on Plone 3.x, given the lack of  
a "only in this section" search checkbox.  But then again he may not  
want to be told that he should try to upgrade.  :-/

On Nov 2, 2008, at 12:03 PM, Karl Horak wrote:

> While trolling the web for Plone stats, I came across a seriously  
> negative
> webpage (on a Plone site!?) obviously by a frustrated Plone user.   
> His web
> posting is titled "Operation Ditch Plone."  Please see
> http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/development/rfc/ms-rfc-46
> http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/development/rfc/ms-rfc-46 .  This item  
> is a
> Sept. 2008 posting with nothing new being added recently, so there  
> may be
> time for a positive intervention.  This brings to mind two issues.
> 1)  Specifically, how can the Plone community reach out and help  
> Howard and
> his users?  Can this Plone site be saved?
> 2)  More generally, how can we locate and identify frustrated Plone  
> admins
> and mitigate any negativity?  Can we set up a formal process to  
> track sites
> in danger of falling off the Plone wagon?  Would it be possible to  
> assign a
> POC who could act as a liaison between their admin(s) and Plone tech
> support?
> I think it would be valuable if the Plone community had a process that
> tracks frustrated users and implementers, reach out to them even  
> when they
> haven't asked or don't know how to ask for help, give them the TLC  
> they
> need, and minimize the consequences of failed Plone projects.
> Some of the input that identifies floundering Plone sites would come  
> from
> the technical support lists and channels, but some could come from  
> people
> who stumble upon negative blogs and rants on the web.
> I'd appreciate hearing from others about if and/or how we should be
> attempting this.  If someone with a stronger server admin background  
> wants
> to help Howard directly, I'd appreciate hearing about that, too.
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