[Evangelism] Re: "Top 15 Questions..." Final Draft

Chris Barnes chris at txbarnes.com
Mon Apr 13 18:23:14 UTC 2009

Gabrielle Hendryx-Parker wrote:
> Please provide feedback by Monday, April 13th so we can move forward  
> with the formatting of the document as a nice Quick Ref Card for  
> integration in conference kits.

Just remember, you did ask...

"#2 - What is Plone? - FINAL
Plone is a powerful and flexible, enterprise-level content management 
solution that is easy to install, get started with, and use."

I take exception with this.  It gives the impression that running a 
complete Plone system is "easy to use and get started with" for 
*everyone*.  This is especially in light of the fact that #1 above it 
says "without requiring a high level of technical skill or tools other 
than a web browser".

#6 - geez, I'm not sure what to say about this.
Sure, it's easy to download and the installation goes fairly straight 

In fact, this is my main complaint with Plone in general.  It might very 
well be easy to use for the end users - but to run the entire system 
requires a person who is well versed in Zope/python.  I'm a computer 
administrator by profession - and *I* haven't been able to get a Plone 
site up and running yet.  What does that say for the "average user"? 
Iow, the kb needed to run & maintain a Plone system is WAY under stated.

I have to be honest - I am close to giving up on Plone.


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