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    What do you think of Drupal?
    Submitted by robster on Sunday, July 07, 2002 – 21:42
    It rocks!
    18% (136 votes)
    It’s nice!
    22% (168 votes)
    It’s okay
    23% (178 votes)
    Could be better
    20% (154 votes)
    It sucks
    17% (134 votes)

    Total votes: 770

    Control panel

    Comment viewing options:

    Select your prefered way to display the comments and click ‘Update settings’ to activate your changes.

    Subject: Fontsize
    Author: pljones@kerneltrap.org
    Date: Thursday, 2002/08/29 – 22:38
    Far too small on here. Nice on Kerneltrap.

    Maybe there’s a setting I can tweak…

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    Subject: What I like…
    Author: shark
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/07/10 – 17:49
    is the expanded threaded list (once logged in) and the ability to create polls and stories (at least I don’t recall being able to do that w/ Php Nuke).

    I’d like to say, “congrats to Robster and others” for doing a great job on the transition. I didn’t notice it had changed until I looked carefully. It looks like in the long run Drupal will be much cooler after some of the bugs get killed.

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    Subject: fonts
    Author: Fruit
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/07/09 – 00:00
    I’d really prefer if the stylesheet left my fonts alone. I don’t
    have an anti-aliased version of Helvetica and I don’t see how
    DP would be any less interesting or worthwhile without Helvetica.
    (Perhaps DP has always used its own font, but this is as good a time
    to change it as any).

    That said, I do think the switch to “Drupal” is for the better!


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    Subject: One little gripe
    Author: crumley
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 18:25
    I have one minor gripe with Drupal: the topic icon overlaps the text inside the stories with mozilla. An example is in the WOody release Status update, the Debian logo is on top of the right side of the text of the first paragraph. Hhm, it looks fine with netscape 4.7x, but not in today’s nightly build of mozilla.

    Well, its not a big deal, but it does make the page look a little less than slick.

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    Subject: it looks fine to me in mozill
    Author: gid
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/07/09 – 18:52
    it looks fine to me in mozilla 1.0.0.

    screen shot

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    Subject: Icons!
    Author: pljones@kerneltrap.org
    Date: Thursday, 2002/08/29 – 22:43
    Well, the icon in the poll results overwrites the graphics in Konqueror 3.0.3 (does this on kerneltrap, too, so I guess it’s a drupal feature rather than a debianPlanet problem). Not that it’s all that iritating…
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    Subject: What do I think of what ?
    Author: bluesmurf
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 11:06
    What on earth is Drupal ?

    New poll:
    What is Drupal ?
    1- Your new Drew Barrimore pen pal clone.
    2- Debianplanets new something that rocks to some and sucks to others.
    3- The name of the new transexual transvestite Spice Girl.
    4- Some, none or all of the above.

    oh well. Have fun.

    PS: DP seems as cool as ever. If not, well, I missed something 🙂

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    Subject: A Nice Improvement
    Author: hackel
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 08:38
    I very much like the new site (you can actually edit your user details and change your password now!).

    One thing I think is odd is how the topic image is displayed in the bottom-right corner of the article summary instead of the upper-left has been done in every other site. Why is this? My personal preference would be a 1/2 size image in the upper-right. 🙂

    I also gripe that the right-column often requires me to scroll my browser window, but I suppose that’s my problem? Anyways, don’t mean to just gripe, I like it a lot better, and aside from those two issues it seems like it’s working great!

    PS – people are talking about several other CMS systems on here, well what about Geeklog? I’ve not spent that much time evaluating such solutions, but it has always seemed nice to me. 🙂

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    Subject: I like it.
    Author: whiprush
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 08:23
    It looks cleaner … looking at the source, it’s alot leaner than php-nuke ever was.

    As a huge postnuke fan and ardent user, I was hoping to see DP move to postnuke. This drupal does look very interesting though, I’ll have to check it out further.

    I’m actually surprised at the amount of linux sites that run php-nuke, considering that the author is very closed about phpnuke development, postnuke is a much better alternative (especially now that the core code has been replaced completely, and no longer shares a similar codebase to phpnuke).

    If the DP guys could post on how the install/migration went I’m sure alot of us would appreciate it. Specifically, did drupal convert the nuke tables automatically, or was that done by hand?

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    Subject: conversion
    Author: dopey
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 18:14
    I’m fairly sure Robster wrote a script to take care of the conversion.
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    Subject: Looks nice, but some links are in the wrong place
    Author: kadmos
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 01:43
    The new appearance is slightly cleaner, but I’d prefer the article
    comments link to appear on the left. Perhaps the article’s headline
    could also be made a hyperlink to the full story + comments.

    Good work, tho.

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    Subject: The real question…
    Author: goneaway
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 00:01
    What prompted the move to Drupal? I didn’t notice any problems (at least ones visible to a user) with the old site. What are the advantages for either the admins or the users?

    I’m not asking to heckle the move or anything but I’m curious.

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    Subject: re: The real question…
    Author: shark
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 00:27
    I second this question. I am currently trying to decide on php-nuke, postnuke, or (now) drupal. I believe DP used to run php-nuke, and that did seem to work well from the users. What main differences are there between php-nuke and drupal that make it better?


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    Subject: Which CMS is best for general-purpose web sites?
    Author: paulbain
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 06:16
    &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp I second this question. I am currently trying to decide on php-nuke, postnuke, or (now) drupal.

    That is precisely the question that I am pondering, to wit, which CMS (content management system) is best? I had decided on PostNuke and OpenCMS, but, after seeing DP has switched to Drupal (not PostNuke or OpenCMS), I am beginning to question the wisdom of my initial decision. Should I try Drupal instead? Or maybe all three, and let my clients (who would be the users) decide?

    &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp I would especially like a CMS that has extensive “community-ware” features such as Slash-style moderation and “karma.”

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    Subject: I think some of the reasons a
    Author: cef
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 00:46
    I think some of the reasons are:

    1. PHP-Nuke is buggy as hell.
    2. PHP-Nuke has had a number of vunerability issues.
    3. The submission/approval system in Drupal is much nicer.

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    Subject: Does not suck
    Author: robster
    Date: Sunday, 2002/07/07 – 22:26
    It doesn’t suck. Stop voting for it damnit! =)

    Rob ‘robster’ Bradford
    Founder: http://www.debianplanet.org/
    Developer: http://www.debian.org/
    Monkey with keyboard: http://www.robster.org.uk/
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    Subject: Expand does not work
    Author: calvin
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/07/09 – 18:17
    Expanding does not work if you are not logged in, I am only seeing the subject lines, not the comment contents.

    This is a major sucker.

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    Subject: Easy solution
    Author: droo
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/07/09 – 01:02
    Have the php convert a pollvote[726] value of 4 to 0. 🙂
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    Subject: It’s ok.
    Author: tomun
    Date: Sunday, 2002/07/07 – 22:47
    The comment viewing options don’t seem to work.
    When I logged in though I got my prefered setting back, which is nice.

    It seems slower too, but maybe thats just my imagination.

    I do like the new look, it’s like the same but prettier somehow.

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    Subject: re: the comments
    Author: shark
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 00:20
    Didn’t the old system show the first level of comments? I liked that better than this, where you can’t read any w/o clicking on them. Or is there a way to change that?

    update: nevermind this. I logged in and now it (comment viewing option) seems to work. Cool.

    update (again): hmm.. i don’t remember being able to edit one’s comments before. if that is new that is cool.

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    Subject: editing comments.
    Author: tomun
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 10:29
    How’d you do that ?

    I don’t see an edit comment button.

    update: thats odd. This comment has an edit comment button, but my last one doesnt. I guess if someone has replied already you can’t edit.

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    Subject: re: editing comments
    Author: shark
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 18:27
    That’s strange… there was an “edit comment” link on my comment yesterday, but now there isn’t. Perhaps the DP admins decided that was a bad idea? I really liked it… 😉
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    Subject: Normally, you can only edit c
    Author: Dries
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 19:08
    Normally, you can only edit comments that have not been replied to … That or this feature has been disabled.
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    Subject: No, it works.
    Author: tomun
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/08 – 19:44
    No, it works.

    update: See 🙂

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