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Tolkien Gateway:Meetings/27 June 2010

Tolkien Gateway Meetings
Sunday 27 June 2010, 7pm UTC, #Wiki IRC Channel
PDT (PST + 1) MDT (MST + 1) CDT (CST + 1) EDT (EST + 1)
12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm
BST (GMT + 1) CEST (CET + 1) EEST (EET + 1)
8pm 9pm 10pm

[edit] Agenda

Item Responsible
  • Server Issues
    • 500 Internal Server Error
    • Maximum user limit reached
    • General slowness
The Tolkien Gateway Community
The Tolkien Gateway Community
  • Spam
    • How do we tackle it? Captacha?
    • How long do we continue the ‘database lock’?
The Tolkien Gateway Community
Mith
Mith
  • Whether TG needs some sort of publicity manage
Mith
  • Whether TG needs some sort of community manager to turn individuals into a group working together.
Mith
  • As per our To-do, do we really need a page for EVERY year?
Mith
  • Scheduling of a future meeting.
  • End meeting.
Hyarion

[edit] Outcome

  • We learnt that the serious server issues will be resolved by migrating the Wiki to a new server with "256mb of dedicated RAM, 10gb of disk space for $10.95 and bandwidth is an additional 22 cents out / 8 cents in."
    • This will happen over the next few weeks.
  • Mithbot was made a bot.
  • Ederchil was made a bureaucrat.
  • The need for more sysops was agreed, possibly two.
    • It was agreed discussions/nominations should be made on the Wiki.
  • Access to the server for more than one user was briefly discussed, but should be revisited in the future.
  • It was agreed that the database lock should be temporary and that Hyarion would look into implementing Captcha software to stop spam from unregistered accounts.
  • It was agreed that a number of extensions should be installed/repaired:
    • Restoration of <inputbox> and Youtube extensions.
    • Google Maps for Arda
    • StringFunctions Extension
    • Who's Online
  • In regards to Projects it was agreed that we should look into taking Projects more seriously, replacing inactive Project Leaders with active contributors.
  • In regards to Barnstars it was agreed we should finally implement a Barnstar system.
  • It was agreed that Mith become Tolkien Gateway's Publicity Manager.
    • The issue of Community Manager needs further discussion.
  • The issue of year pages was clarified. The To-do list meant for a year article to be created for every RL year. All years in Arda with recorded history should be created, years without should not.
  • The meeting was closed and a further meeting will take place when Tolkien Gateway changes servers in a few weeks time.

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