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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Gentoo Welcome page update Reply with quote

Could someone with the appropriate permissions please update the Gentoo site Welcome page?
It still speaks of FOSEM 2017, held in February, as an approaching event. A home page which
hasn't been updated for six months is not a happy homepage.

Thanks - Will
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. And, while we're on the subject of the Welcome Page, I would also like to mention again the issue of the very out-of-date Gentoo Monthly Newsletter, which today is still stuck at February 2015. Anyone visiting that page, either on purpose or via searching, could be forgiven for thinking Gentoo is on its last legs. In my opinion it would be better to remove that Monthly Newsletter page entirely rather than leave it there, more than two years out of date. It just gives the wrong impression.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good points. Poking Infra. Thanks for bringing this up.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a positive response from the Gentoo PR team. We should see some updates soon.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There seems to be a regular issue that the welcome page is updated very infrequently. The last major change introduces the feeds from blogs, advisories, packages and documentation, which significantly improve the chance someone believes that the site is still alive!

Could some "feed" mechanism be used for the major news items, so they get an expiry date (say 2 months default, overridable for a specific item) to automatically remove them, so that if there's no news, what's left is at least dynamic and recent?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that's a reasonable idea. You might want to discuss with them it on the #gentoo-pr channel.

For now, this thread has driven an update to the home page. Thanks again for the kick.

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