I think it would be great to add members gallery to the front page like we have in yatra.diasporafoundation.org
@akshay can we lift the code from diaspora yatra?
Well, it's possible to reuse the code. But slight refactoring of the existing code will have to be done. (move to gulp? This makes things really easy, but I don't know if that'll make others from not pushing changes)
Also, will Indian pirates only have a handful of members? Does that make it look like a team of people rather than a party?
As of now Indian Pirates has no intention of becoming a party. It is the main reason why PPIN is in hibernate. It was stated that first we have to let the public hear our name and our ideologies.. They should understand our ideals and decide whether we are good or not.. Formation of a party is useful only after that..
So yes, we are a team of members only now.. Being a party is a long term goal and whatever changes necessary should be decided only then.
@akshay we have just 3 people pushing changes. So feel free to switch to gulp if you find that better.
@balasankarchelamat already mentioned about size. We are a handful right now. When we grow bigger, we will adjust things as needed.
suggestion: use LimeSurvey to create user registration form.
limesurvey can be installed on our server for free. we can also write a php script to fetch data from the user-submitted forms in order to be displayed on "members" page automatically. i can help with designing the members page and writing the php script, any assistance appreciated.
@ambadyanands Go ahead.
I would like to help out with this. Would like to know what methods you guys would prefer
Pros : Simplest method
Cons : Manual update
* Members list and information will be in pirates control
* We can implement pages like associate joining and constitution acceptance pages
* more development time
* i am a python dev so would be developing the application but i can expose APIs that the php site can use
2nd option will be great, can you kindly explain how you plan to work on it in detail?
Okay, regarding a custom Application in Django Serving the following purpose
we can keep the backend store in postgres (DB) and backend as Python with a decent template for the frontend. (i can do front end on an engineering level, but my design skils leave much to be desired :D i usually sort that out by getting a good template and not changing that much)
once set up, it would be pretty much very easy to add new content etc.
I can start working on the site in the evenings and have a rough demo for you guys to play with in a couple of week or so.
This would be a good way to bootstrap social network effects and spread the word of the Indian Pirates
(which i feel should be our highest short term priority)
I think having two methods for the website update is an overkill. So we should migrate our php based site to the same cms. But it is upto both of you to decide as you are doing the actual work.
hi @wingston, any updates?
I recommend we use our diaspora account as canonical source for updates and embed its atom feed on the website. Maintaining too many independent channels makes things harder.
If we're going to continue using loomio for accepting permanent members, discussions, etc, I think it'll be double work maintaining a custom server for pirates.org.in. I'd favour an approach where no wheel is reinvented.
@wingston , @ambadyanands on a second thought, I think what @akshay is saying makes sense. We are expecting people to participate in discussions rather than sign up for something like an email news letter or follow a twitter profile, so expecting them to sign up on loomio.org and commenting on thread, joining sub groups etc is good. For casual follow up, we already have diaspora, twitter etc. What you folks think?
it'll be great if we can run our own loomio instance and use single sign up/in at pirates.org.in and loomio (say for eg. at forum.pirates.org.in). @wingston can we do that?
If we have some volunteers to maintain our own loomio instance we can consider it.