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Sunday, October 28, 2007

How I feel about local FlatPress sites

There is a question I’ve been being asked many times, so I’m now giving the answer I’m already giving to people who tries to contact me by mail, by contact form, by forum, by phone, teletypes, telegraph, etc etc :P

Sometimes is not even a question, but it’s just a notification.

Hi,

I’m $nickname and I’ve opened a FlatPress support site in $language,
please advertise with this link: $site_url.

and sometimes, even

There’s a forum $forum_url and a wiki $wiki_url

FlatPress is such a small project that having N websites, everyone with its own maintainer, it’s own front page, its own forum, won’t help anybody.

It’s better for people to know they have one place where they can find both help and documentation: that’s why on the forum I’m allowing you to use your language if you really can’t speak English, and that’s why the wiki was meant to allow you using your own language.

I can’t force you people to not do that, if you really want, and I know this is a way for you to show your love for FlatPress, but please at least understand that I can’t (and for now won’t) call these side projects “official”, nor I’m going to publish any link on the home page that I or someone already in the team haven’t personally reviewed and approved (starting from the maintainer him/herself).

And how can you (yes, you, and not only your site) be approved?

The first steps consist in joining the forum community and showing us your skills helping other users with their requests or questions, and eventually sharing your themes or plugins.

Get really involved!

Coming in with all the things done, it’s not such a good presentation, to us.

And once you did all of this… well. Maybe ;)