[chbot] Does ChCh Robotics need more www presence?

Carl Ranson chchrobotics@lists.linuxnut.co.nz
Sat, 07 Jul 2007 00:31:52 +1200

Personally I'd love to see something like this happen.

Mailing lists are pretty old fashioned and not being able to post images 
is a bit of a pain.
It would be nice to have a page each to showcase our projects (yes, 
theres nothing to stop each of us from doing it ourselves)

phpBB seems to be the de facto standard for discussion groups and there 
are even free hosting sites for it.
example: http://nissanbluebird.8.forumer.com/index.php

Google groups is totally free but I'm not convinced you could move off 
it if we go on there. Its probably trivial to get started though and 
does allow files to be posted.

The biggest concern I'd have is that we should be able to moved to a 
different host or domain if the need arises.

As for features, I'm less sure
Threaded discussion board? essential
File area? probably useful
Project showcase area? useful
Static page for group info? almost certainly

Anything else?

Richard Jones wrote:

>Anyone have any thoughts about our groups www presence?
>We are a small group and a www presence could make it
>simpler for people to find us i.e. grow our numbers. We
>could use a www site to popularise forthcoming
>meetings/events, share ideas, and pictures in a more visible
>and lasting way than the email list. To give an idea of what
>we could achieve have a look at www.chchsoar.org.nz.
>Here is a quick list of things to deal with:
>Domain name- could use dyndns
>Site Setup
>Web hosting
>Possible Solutions- Php-Nuke or Derivatives, Wiki, Roll your
>own, or a static page on the science alive site.
>Anyone think this would be worthwhile, any volunteers for
>any of the tasks?
>Richard Jones
>Chchrobotics mailing list