03-10-2005, 01:24 AM
Join Date: Feb 2005
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A couple of weeks ago a couple of topics caught my attention (1) the mentor program and (2) a question about PDF magazines. This got me thinking about a collective online magazine. Here is an excerpt from an email I sent:
What I envision is a small content management system like Mambo with a
small group of editors that writes articles and requests certain
articles to be written. Similarly, the community would be able submit
requests for articles or publish articles themselves. Furthermore, I
thought it would be great to have a product review section like many
technical websites do and receive products from vendors for evaluation.
In addition, I would like to see a Wiki type engine for dart frog
information similar to WikiPedia, but of course much smaller. Something
else which could be very interesting is a vivarium database. One of my
other interests is cephalopods and their equivalent site, tonmo.com, has
a great online database of member's aquariums. Finally, it would be
great to seek scientific articles and request reprinting rights.
Part of the reason I think a project would help the hobby is that much
of the valuable information is spread all over the place on websites
that sometimes aren't updated often or that simply disappear when the
individual can no longer maintain it.
There is so much great content here that would make great articles. I have relevant experience in content management systems and website management and would donate the bandwidth and programming, what I would need is help with original content. I probably will have a gap between contracts in the near future where I can start plugging away at this if enough people are interested.
Please let me know what you think,