On Wed 29 Apr 2020, Dominic Hargreaves <dom(a)earth.li> wrote:
I just noticed through random chance that there was a
back in January: https://metacpan.org/release/OpenGuides
I mention in case anyone is interested.
Yes, sorry that wasn’t announced more widely! I was quite busy at the
time of the release[*], couldn’t remember how to work the OpenGuides
website, and didn’t have time to figure it out. Apparently I also
forgot that openguides-dev existed. I think bob did put it on Twitter.
Neither cambridge, london or oxford are being actively
maintained by anyone, as far as I know, for many years, so it's
probably time I (not-so?)-gracefully turn them all off.
I have a feeling I’ve made this plea here before, but speaking as a
local historian, I don’t think these websites should just be deleted.
I agree that it needs to be made very clear that the information isn’t
current (didn’t london once have a banner at the top of every page
saying this?), but all three of the above are useful sources for local
historians, and surely london is also of some interest to historians
bob is happy to host the sites if Dom doesn’t want to do it any more,
and if bob is hosting them then I’m happy to admin them.
[*] Incidentally, this was mainly due to working on an OpenGuides
site, i.e. Croydon In The 2010s, which is the new name for the
Completists’ Guide to Croydon.