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Posted by Psion [send private reply] at November 05, 2001, 05:11:28 PM

So does anyone know the proper way to go about getting the word about TPU out to more interested people? It would be nice if we could get A) a larger user base, although things aren't too bad now and B) a number of responsible people set up in semi-formalized positions maintaining the organization/web site/etc..

I've brought this up with basically no results so many times that if I had a dime for each such time, I'd now have several dimes. Here's for hoping we have some good ideas and discussion this time.

Posted by sphinX [send private reply] at November 06, 2001, 12:21:19 AM

Well, I believe I've offered my services as site admin a number of times before, possibly these requests were lost in the ether that is the message board database. Seriously though, I've been with TPU for a few years now and I've always been willing to help had someone given me something to do.

As for advertising, I think perhaps getting us out on sites like GameDev.net (though you've already attempted this haven't you Psion?) and others which I'm sure exist would be a great idea. Perhaps posting to newsgroups would be appropriate (programming newsgroups of course).

That's all I can think of at the moment.

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at November 06, 2001, 07:17:27 AM

OK, so I just gave you admin privs. :-) The point is that there is so little going on with TPU now that not many admins are needed. It would be great if you and other interested parties could help make TPU a happenin' place. I wouldn't mind there being too much work to go around. :-)

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at November 06, 2001, 02:18:17 PM

/me shrugs.

How are we ranked on the search engines? Psion, can you add title/keywords/description META tags to the home page? I recommend using "help learn computer programming C Visual Basic ASM message boards projects" as the keywords. The fewer the better.

- taubz

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at November 06, 2001, 05:14:13 PM

Visual Basic but no Java? Take a look at Google and AltaVista search results for "programmers". TPU is 13th returned on Google, and 5th non-ad return on AltaVista.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at November 08, 2001, 01:05:51 AM

Well, I wanted to start playing with Tea templates etc. but *somebody* was making it like getting blood out of a stone to get information about the setup needed. Do ya think I could have account on Mel, so I can develop in a _proper_ enviroment?

Taubz: No, not the fewer the better. I say we adopt the Dublin Core Metadata standard.

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at November 07, 2001, 08:05:37 AM

I don't really know what you're talking about at the end there, but servlets and related are amply documented in many places. See the tomcat web site.

Posted by sphinX [send private reply] at November 07, 2001, 07:41:03 PM

btw, when are you going to change the background of messages to a style and stop hardcoding so i can use my cool gothic style sheet? (completely irrelevant but for the reference to the site code :-))

Posted by gian [send private reply] at November 08, 2001, 01:05:12 AM

Psion: I read the Tomcat FAQ.... I found it largely unhelpful.

As for the last part... I was rambling.

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