[TAG] Welcome to the new LG, everyone! :)
schaiba at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 22:41:44 MSD 2011
On Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:50:22 -0400
Ben Okopnik <ben at okopnik.com> wrote:
> Hello, all -
> This list has been silent for a while; I figured I'd at least let you
> all know what's been happening, and the direction that LG is headed in.
> Not that I'm any sort of a spokesman for the editorial staff - this is
> just my take on what's going on - but I figured all you folks would like
> to know about the new and exciting changes, as well as what you can do
> to participate.
> As you've probably noticed by now, the look of LG has changed a bit.
> It's a relatively small change - but the changes underneath are huge.
> The publishing platform is no longer the cranky old set of scripts
> that's been barely kept alive by yours truly; instead, we're now using
> WordPress. For those of you who have been participating in the
> production process, this is going to mean a few minutes of change-over
> and then a *much* easier, less troublesome way of interacting with the
> system; WP is designed from scratch for cooperative editing, etc.
> There's no need to install any kind of software, either: as long as
> you've got a browser, you can participate.
> If all you want to do is participate in TAG, then you don't need to do
> anything: as far as this list is concerned, life goes on as usual. If,
> however, you would like to volunteer, or continue volunteering as a
> proofreader or editor, then all you need to do is sign up at
> http://linuxgazette.net/wp-login.php?action=register ; this will create
> a WordPress account for you. We're still in the process of figuring out
> exactly how we want to do this, but the upshot is that at some point in
> the very near future, your account will get a privilege bump, and you'll
> be able to edit/revise/proof/etc. all the articles in the queue (i.e.,
> anything in the "Uncategorized" category.) You'll also want to copy your
> bio (or create a new one, while you're thinking about it) in your user
> profile, and sign up at gravatar.com (this will associate your picture
> with your email address, and allow it to show up in your bio.)
> This platform is new enough to us all (and by the way, a huge amount of
> thanks is due to Ted To, who has been managing the WP side of things,
> for a stellar job!) that we're still figuring out what kind of
> interesting and exciting things we can do with it, and all the possible
> new directions in which LG itself can stretch. It might be a somewhat
> rocky ride over the next few months... but if we can manage it at all,
> LG is going to become the #1 news and info source of the Linux world.
> Stay tuned. :)
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