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Heracles

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Sep 13, 2015, 1:22:21 AM9/13/15
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I must congratulate the webmaster for turning an easy to navigate site
into a nightmare. I know my system is a bit dated. (I am using Debian 8
with enlightenment e17 as a desktop.)
I used to find it easy to navigate the SLUG Site, now I cant get past
the front page - which is worse than useless!

Heracles

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Mark Walkom

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Sep 16, 2015, 11:53:01 PM9/16/15
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Looks like a generic problem, can't access much of anything.

Rick Phillips

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Sep 17, 2015, 12:20:19 AM9/17/15
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I agree with you Heracles. In fact not one of the menu items (on the
top of the page) works.

Most pages simple tell the world that nginx is being used as the web server.

A bit sad really.

Regards,

Rick

Amos Shapira

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Sep 20, 2015, 4:55:39 AM9/20/15
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I agree the site doesn't give a great shot of confidence in Linux as a web
server, it doesn't render any page to completion for me.

There is a link to "See the code" which points to
https://github.com/sydney-linux-user-group/slug/commits/master, where the
last commit happened over three years ago (29 May 2012), so perhaps it's
just a case of deterioration more than active change.

--Amos

On 9 September 2015 at 23:12, Heracles <hera...@iprimus.com.au> wrote:

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Tom Worthington

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Sep 21, 2015, 12:50:18 AM9/21/15
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On 09/09/15 23:12, Heracles wrote:

> ... SLUG Site, now I cant get past the front page ...

On the Slug home page I see a row of menu items across the top: "Home |
Events | Archives | Mailing Lists | Get the code!": http://www.slug.org.au/

Here is what happens when I select them:

* Home: takes me to the same page (as expected).
* Events: displays the text "SLUG Events", with a yellow rectangle below
it, but no actual events.
* Archives: displays the text "Welcome to nginx!" but no archives
* Mailing List: displays "Welcome to nginx!" but no mailing lists.
* Get the code!: takes me to GitHub with a repository of Slug stuff, but
why?

Below these menu items it says "Sydney Linux User Group" and there is a
paragraph describing the group (which makes sense).

Then below that it says "#sydlug @slugupdates both Loading tweets..."
which does not make much sense. I assume these are the hastag, twitter
address and a list of recent Tweets is then supposed to appear (but
thankfully does not: who would want this?).

Next to that is "Previously at SLUG.... (more on YouTube) Enabled HTML5
Video!" with a video window underneath. I have video turned off by
default so thankfully nothing plays (why would I want it to?).

Below that is "Attend the next meeting, Sponsor An event or SLUG as a
whole, Give a talk Educate your fellows". Here is what I get when
selecting each:

* ATTEND: "Traceback (most recent call last):
File
"/base/data/home/runtimes/python/python_lib/versions/1/google/appengine/ext/webapp/_webapp25.py",
line 715, in __call__
handler.get(*groups)
File
"/base/data/home/apps/s~sydney-linux-user-group-hr/8.353599326443764872/events.py",
line 26, in get
self.redirect(event_lists.get_next_event().get_url())
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_url'"

* SPONSOR: Creates an email with the address
"comm...@slug.org.au&subject=Sponsoring SLUG". I assume "Sponsoring
SLUG" is supposed to be in the subject line, but is not.

* GIVE A TALK: Opens a window asking for my Open Id to log into the Slug
website, but why?

I suggest:

1. Replace the video and the twitter feed windows with hypertext links.
2. Delete "Get the code!"
3. Get the other menu options to work.

ps: I am using Firefox 40.0.3 for Linux.


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David

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Oct 2, 2015, 2:51:12 AM10/2/15
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Not a great advertisement for Linux in Sydney :(

Whoever is looking after the website, isn't. Does SLUG need a new
website sponsor? or is the organisation passed it's use by date? T'would
be a pity indeed.

David

On 13/09/15 17:18, Rick Phillips wrote:
> I agree with you Heracles. In fact not one of the menu items (on the
> top of the page) works.
>
> Most pages simple tell the world that nginx is being used as the web
> server.
>
> A bit sad really.
>
> Regards,
>
> Rick
>
>
> On 09/09/15 23:12, Heracles wrote:
>> I must congratulate the webmaster for turning an easy to navigate
>> site into a nightmare. I know my system is a bit dated. (I am using
>> Debian 8 with enlightenment e17 as a desktop.)
>> I used to find it easy to navigate the SLUG Site, now I cant get past
>> the front page - which is worse than useless!
>>
>> Heracles
>>
>

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James Gray

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Oct 3, 2015, 3:18:49 AM10/3/15
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Is "deterioration" a kinder way of saying "neglect"? ;)

Well, we *can *moan and criticise, but can anyone step up and give ye olde
web page a shot in the arm? I'll bow up now as I am NOT a UI person. Hell,
anything much beyond to command line is far to fancy for my taste! Just
interested what the SLUG process is for getting the community engaged -
this is obviously something we've noticed, and don't like, so how can we
change it?

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James

Marghanita da Cruz

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Oct 3, 2015, 7:50:11 PM10/3/15
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The SLUG AGM must be coming up.
Any nominations for committee - webmaster?

Marghanita
Marghanita da Cruz
Telephone: 0414-869202
http://www.ramin.com.au

Marghanita da Cruz

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Oct 3, 2015, 11:28:03 PM10/3/15
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Hi All,

How about a hackfest of the website at the SLUG meeting on Friday evening.

Who has the passwords? Do we have to recover them?

Marghanita
On 14/09/15 06:31, Amos Shapira wrote:
> I agree the site doesn't give a great shot of confidence in Linux as a web
> server, it doesn't render any page to completion for me.
>
> There is a link to "See the code" which points to
> https://github.com/sydney-linux-user-group/slug/commits/master, where the
> last commit happened over three years ago (29 May 2012), so perhaps it's
> just a case of deterioration more than active change.
>
> --Amos
>
> On 9 September 2015 at 23:12, Heracles <hera...@iprimus.com.au> wrote:
>
>> I must congratulate the webmaster for turning an easy to navigate site
>> into a nightmare. I know my system is a bit dated. (I am using Debian 8
>> with enlightenment e17 as a desktop.)
>> I used to find it easy to navigate the SLUG Site, now I cant get past the
>> front page - which is worse than useless!
>>
>> Heracles
>>
>> --
>> SLUG - Sydney Linux User's Group Mailing List - http://slug.org.au/
>> Subscription info and FAQs: http://slug.org.au/faq/mailinglists.html
>>
>
>
>


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Telephone: 0414-869202
http://www.ramin.com.au

John Clarke

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Nov 18, 2015, 3:15:07 AM11/18/15
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On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 10:36:20AM +1000, David wrote:

> Received: from slug-vm.linux.org.au (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by
> lists.slug.org.au (Postfix) with ESMTP id 2E5A6C51C1; Fri, 2 Oct 2015
> 16:52:07 +1000 (AEST)
> X-Original-To: sl...@slug.org.au
> Delivered-To: sl...@slug.org.au
> Received: from fast.kenpro.com.au (fast.kenpro.com.au [203.23.36.9]) by
> lists.slug.org.au (Postfix) with ESMTP id C5BA5B376B for
> <sl...@slug.org.au>; Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10:37:38 +1000 (AEST)

Are there any list admins watching? Two weeks for email to get through
the SLUG mail servers is maybe just a little too long ... :-p


- John

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Darin McLean

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Nov 18, 2015, 7:25:49 AM11/18/15
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I would be happy to put something simple and functional together.

Who is the contact looking after the website and the hosting currently?

James Linder

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Nov 18, 2015, 8:22:05 AM11/18/15
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> On 3 Oct 2015, at 10:00 am, slug-r...@slug.org.au wrote:
>
>
> Not a great advertisement for Linux in Sydney :(
>
> Whoever is looking after the website, isn't. Does SLUG need a new website sponsor? or is the organisation passed it's use by date? T'would be a pity indeed.
>
> David
>
> On 13/09/15 17:18, Rick Phillips wrote:
>> I agree with you Heracles. In fact not one of the menu items (on the top of the page) works.
>>
>> Most pages simple tell the world that nginx is being used as the web server.
>>
>> A bit sad really.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Rick
>>
>>
>> On 09/09/15 23:12, Heracles wrote:
>>> I must congratulate the webmaster for turning an easy to navigate site into a nightmare. I know my system is a bit dated. (I am using Debian 8 with enlightenment e17 as a desktop.)
>>> I used to find it easy to navigate the SLUG Site, now I cant get past the front page - which is worse than useless!
>>>
>>> Heracles

No opinion about any local hosters but I’ve been using bluehost (http://bluehost.com) for a couple of years. At US$4/month I find their offering superb. On request (once) they provide ssh access which CLI junkies like moi find invaluable. They run CentOS
James

Tom Worthington

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Nov 18, 2015, 11:49:58 AM11/18/15
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On 21/09/15 12:00, James Gray wrote:

> ... give ye olde web page a shot in the arm? ...

Here is my attempt to remove the bits from the Slug website which don't
work and put in simple links to the bits which do work. The result is
not pretty, but at least it should work:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
<title>Sydney Linux User Group</title>
</head>

<body>
<h1>
Sydney Linux User Group
</h1>
<p>
The Sydney Linux Users Group (SLUG) is a community of passionate
freedom and technology lovers in Sydney, Australia. Join the
<a href="http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Linux-User-Group/">Slug
Meetup</a> for details of the next event, to be a sponsor, or
offer a short <em>lightning</em> talk, or a longer presentation.
</p>
<p>
Slug meets at 6pm on the last Friday, most months, at <a href=

"http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;hl=en&amp;q=+48+Pirrama+Road%2C+Pyrmont%2C+au">
Google Sydney</a>.
</p>
<p>
We are one of the largest and most active of <a href=
"http://linux.org.au/usergroups">Australia's users groups</a> for
the Linux free and open-source computer operating system, with a
diverse membership of users, developers, sysadmins, and advocates.
</p>
<p>
Also:
</p>
<ul>
<li>
<a href=
"https://www.youtube.com/user/sydneylinuxusergroup">Videos of
Slug Events</a>
</li>
<li>
<a href="https://twitter.com/slugupdates">@slugupdates</a> and
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sydlug?src=hash">#sydlug</a>
on Twitter
</li>
<li>
<a href="mailto:slug-r...@slug.org.au?subject=subscribe">Join
to Slug Email List</a>
</li>
</ul>
</body>
</html>

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