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daviding Comments on Part A
board_discussion [2015/01/31 23:55] (current)
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 **Jed**: (11/12/08): See my comments relative to similar question posted in above section. **Jed**: (11/12/08): See my comments relative to similar question posted in above section.
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 +**David'​s response to Jennifer** (11/​19/​2008): ​ On .. 
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 +  * //Jennifer said:// ​ CiviCRM was not taken forward because you thought AMember was better and Amember was useless to me. 
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 +I think that there'​s some confusion here.  I thought Amember was a disaster, but it cost under $200 when the next best alternative was $5000. ​ AMember was developed in the days when we still had static web pages, before we adopted Drupal. ​ We ran AMember at the same time that I was running phpWebSite, which was not successful. 
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 +CiviCRM has a significant list of organizations at http://​wiki.civicrm.org/​confluence/​display/​CRMDOC/​Case+Studies .  That being said, we were relatively early with CiviCRM, and they'​re now up to v2.0.  At the same time, I think that our development organization probably doesn'​t compare with those. 
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 +The best alternative may be to find an intermediary to handle the online registrations. ​ I looked at http://​www.regonline.com/​ , and it looks event-oriented rather than membership-oriented. 
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 +The last time we had payments working on Drupal was 2 years ago, for Sonoma. ​ I was using the ecommerce module at http://​drupal.org/​project/​ecommerce .  Now, if I look at http://​drupal.org/​project/​Modules/​category/​55 , and I remember Ubercart was just starting up in 2005.  In addition, I remember that CiviCRM could only handle donations, not payments, but they now have CiviEvent at http://​civicrm.org/​civievent . 
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 +I'm not saying that we should necessarily go the direction of managing our own payments again. ​ It worked at Sonoma using the Drupal ecommerce module, but since it's a module, it adds more complications to managing the whole web site.                        ​
  
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 c. Request a userID (etc.) c. Request a userID (etc.)
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 +**David** (11/​19/​2008): ​ On submitting content ... I see a "​Contact"​ module on Drupal that isn't turned out.  That isn't an e-mail address, and may or may not reduce spam.  (I still get spam from the comments fields on my blogs).
  
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 **Jed**: (11/12/08): Tom has no official position with the organization and we do not need to be afraid of what he is going to say or do (break our legs?). He can still have his primer on the old ISSS site. (Note, however, that we need to migrate the World site to: www.isss.org,​ not www.isss.org/​world. This is the ISSS's URL, not Tom'​s.) **Jed**: (11/12/08): Tom has no official position with the organization and we do not need to be afraid of what he is going to say or do (break our legs?). He can still have his primer on the old ISSS site. (Note, however, that we need to migrate the World site to: www.isss.org,​ not www.isss.org/​world. This is the ISSS's URL, not Tom'​s.)
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 +**David** (11/​19/​2008): ​ Actually, Tom is still an official ISSS member, and he attended Madison. ​ He hasn't stepped down as chair of the Primer SIG, so we should follow due process if we're replacing him.
  
  
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 Jed: (11/12/08): Most people don't know how to use the newsreaders that David uses. And, even if they do, they don't know where to go to find the content to subscribe to anyway. Most of the value of being an content aggregator comes from doing the work of finding good content resources in the first place, not the link itself (although the link also helps!). David, I think you would be an excellent candidate for being our resident aggregator for systems-related blog content that we could link to. Any interest? Jed: (11/12/08): Most people don't know how to use the newsreaders that David uses. And, even if they do, they don't know where to go to find the content to subscribe to anyway. Most of the value of being an content aggregator comes from doing the work of finding good content resources in the first place, not the link itself (although the link also helps!). David, I think you would be an excellent candidate for being our resident aggregator for systems-related blog content that we could link to. Any interest?
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 +**David** (11/​19/​2008): ​ No, I'm not interested in becoming an aggregator in that way.  I'm conscious of things that we do in ISSS as a group (e.g. the Connections Conversation all get documented on isss.org) versus the things that I do as an individual (that goes on coevolving.com or Facebook). ​ In "​Tipping Point" language, I'm a maven, not a connector. ​ You really want a connector.
                        
  
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