Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
For those of you who may not know me, I'm part of the team of people who
look after the overall openguides project and software.
I have this evening brought london.openguides.org
back online on a new
host, using the database dump from last year that Earle gave me.
Very much appreciated, Dom!
This is catalysed both by Earle leaving the project
and a discussion
that arose at the pub the other weekend - essentially the point was made
that there is still a nasty fork between RGL and london.openguides.org
and that there was also much content that had been put on the latter
that was temporarily lost. I therefore decided it was best to get the
latter back up as soon as possible, if nothing else so the content could
be taken from there and put on RGL.
I'm not able to decide for people which guide to use, and I'm also not a
Londoner, so I'm only getting involved as as custodian, but I do think
that it would be good to look at the situation and decide whether making
two London guides is still the best thing, or whether they should be
merged again somehow.
As a Londoner, and as a primary content owner of OGL, I am willing to
step up as admin for OGL, and take charge of dealing with moderation and
daily spam pollution. I do have the tuits and the motivation.
Dom, could you please let me have the admin password (unless this hasn't
changed). Also, I know Earle had shell access to the box hosting OGL,
and this was occasionally useful. I don't need this from day 1, but it
could be useful.
Regarding the merge, I can use my mirroring tools to script transferring
nodes across. Of course I'll do this in a test environment of my own
first before doing anything to the live RGL.
Can I have some input from Kake, Bob and others please about RGL content
and direction. I could populate individual categories if you don't want
OGL content to be loaded wholesale.
P.S. Please also note that the lists have moved to a new host today as
well. This means that http://lists.openguides.org/
URLs may not work for
you for a day or so until the DNS TTL expires. I apologies that I wasn't
able to avoid this, due to the coordination issues of migrating the
Thanks again for doing this Dom, I felt it was a very fruitful
discussion we had in the Turf the other Saturday.