Politics R Us
margaretc at gmail.com
Sun Mar 27 07:56:12 EST 2005
Mmm. Are you suggesting I should take this on?
Just because I've run a come one, come all website for 17 years?
Depends on what they're paying. [g]
On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 17:28:52 -0800 (PST), Chris Calloway
<ifoufo at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Margaret Campbell <margaretc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Lovely.
> > One can always hope that a competent weblogger will
> > take it over.
> Well, you can always post a comment to the blog
> suggesting that. It might lend something if you
> include just what you believe to be incompetent in the
> current incarnation. Be sensitive that a) the
> operators are the hired help, not the political base,
> b) at least one of them is highly respected in the
> leftie political blogging field nationwide, and c)
> some of them actually play in bands you've likely been
> to see.
> Although, I think competent and blogger are mutually
> The site is running of a content management system
> (CMS). It's running off a grassroots promoted CMS
> specifically constructed for progressive political
> movements. As such, grassroots accessibility is
> emphasized over competence. There are many of these
> nationwide. Most of them popped out of the Dean
> campaign, which itself had about four different ones
> in operation at any one time in Burlington. The one
> NCDP installed is the one with the most critical mass
> behind it or the most hype, I can't decide which. The
> blog part of it is an add-on component.
> I'm not really fond of it. My experience is that
> competent CMSes won't even include a blog plug-in.
> There's fissure in the CMS community over things like
> whether blogs are CMS subsets, whether blogs make
> acceptable substitutes for CMSes in some instances,
> whether blogs can be super powered unto CMSes, whether
> blogs are even worth bringing under a CMS umbrella,
> and what blog models are democratic, if any.
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