[Consortium] [LAD] linuxaudio.org

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Tue Oct 28 07:07:09 EDT 2008

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Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 09:42 +0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> I'll give you guys a couple of days to decide otherwise I'll migrate
>> them at the end of the week.

decide what?
I don't even feel I have the authority to make a decision. I do have the
obligation to keep linuxaudio.org up and running. I never touched any
page on lau or any file that you own on that machine (well, I've
disabled the mediawiki FAQ there after notifying you since it had more
than 200MB of SPAM messages).

Would you be kind and clarify a license for your content on
linuxaudio.org?  - instead of writing long emails I'd volunteer to copy
the pages over into the wiki. You can have a look if you like it and
then migrate, delete or update them.

> While you are deciding what to do you may want to consider that in the
> search engine world content is king and page rankings are determined by
> the number of keywords found and also referring links to legacy
> content. 
> By removing legacy content on LAO you are effectively making it a lot
> harder to maintain a top position in the search engine rankings as you
> are increasing the amount of time you have to spend making sure that the
> content is up to date and new so that the site is always referenced
> first.

I don't think so. We did a lot of optimization to score higher ranking
on some modern search-engines for apps and www. over the last year. It's
quite unrelated to adding/removing subdomains and hosting legacy
content. Besides none of your old content links to newer content.. and
while it's nice to have, we're not really after high-ranks on search

> If this is not a major issue then you may want to consider removing
> anything that is older than a couple of months from the wiki as
> maintaining it will surely start to catch up on you once you have a
> couple of years of data in the wiki database...

We started indeed to mark all old pages on the wiki and apps as
"outdated", "unmaintained" or with a "dead_link" tag.

It won't grow on me. It'll be a task for all of us!

There's also no wiki-database - dokuwiki uses text-files. True, the
meta-infos are stored in a what could be named a database; still the
content can be exported, re-used and maintained much more easily.

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