[Vit-discuss] Blogs Considered Harmful

James Britt james.britt at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 17:07:18 EST 2005

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:41:49 -0500, Ben Giddings
<bg-rubytalk at infofiend.com> wrote:
> James Britt wrote:
> > * Blogs by nature are personal voices. ruby-lang.org should focus on
> > objective features of Ruby, not some people's point of view or pet
> > projects
> How about if the "blog" were just:
> * Announcements of Ruby releases
> * Announcements of Ruby conferences
> * Announcements of serious bugs / security issues

This is fine.  But this is not what the word "blog" implies.  

Maybe "announcements" better conveys what they are.

> All with no "author" and no comments?
> I put the word blog in quotes because I'm not sure that's what most
> people think of as a blog, but it could be done using a blogging engine.
> If you look at Why's mockup:
> http://redhanded.hobix.com/cult/rubyorgMockup.html
> The things in "Latest News" is the sort of thing I'm talking about.

Fine, makes sense.  Not a blog.  


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