Re: The future of this community.. needs your vote!
- Hi all,
> A couple of tough questions:We _think_ we can yes, but that's why we're polling you guys, if we
> Can a free program support its own website with forums and the
> potential traffic that a PCGen website with forums could generate?
don't have the numbers coming across, it would be pointless :). I'd
aim to grow the community there significantly, but we'd definitely
need everyone from here coming over first.
> How would the site be paid for? Donations? It seems to me that a* General Donations
> free program making use of resources on the net like Sourceforge and
> Yahoo Groups doesn't have a lot of extra money to spread around on
> an official website with all the bells and whistles.
* Sponsorship (catch-22 here, it's felt strongly by the BoD that
unless we have a serious online/web presence it's hard to get
Publishers to sponsor us)
* The bank of Karianna (Which is why I'm trying to figure out if this
is viable or not). I'd be aiming to put in a fair chunk of funding.
It's also worth noting that we'd still be hosting files and code etc
on Sourceforge, heck even JBoss and other large OS projects still do :)
> Do you have someone lined up to maintain the site? Web designer(s),Yes on both fronts.
> Moderators, etc?
> The big questions are, does the group have the time and money?Well, I personally think we can solve the funds, content and
> Otherwise from an organization of topics as well as a dissemination
> point for news on PCGen I think a full featured website makes good
> sense. But it would be a real let down if the site closed for lack
> of funds, content, or moderation of the forums.
moderation issues. But we need to see if the community is as large
and active as we think it is before moving to such a solution.