I stumbled across this site, called "Open Art - the Community of Young Professional Artists" (rel="nofollow" in the hyperlink in a hope to NOT improve their search engine ratings)
- Open: can you call open a so-called community where members have to submit a CV, participate in an interview before acceptance, and have to be a student or graduated of an Art university?
- Art: nowhere on the site is defined that Art means - painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, video, music? In my conception, "Professional" is not related to what university have you graduated, but to what you do for a living.
- Community: no comments, no feed-back, no favorites, no open subscription - enough of a community! More, a "Open" one!
Here is the time for a disclaimer: I did not encountered the site by chance, I know a person working on it (I used to know), so people may consider me biased. I hope this will not be considered a personal vendetta.
Back to that site, it also suck from a technical point of view:
- Static HTML! How dumb is that for a "Community" site? Whitout feeds and syndication is next to useless
- Terms and Conditions section is a .DOC file! Yes, can you believe this?
- validator.w3.org. Should I say more? I wonder about this one, I know the makers of the site used to price validation
This is a message intended only for a few people around me, so DO NOT LOOK AT IT if you do not know me in person, you may be offended.
Sorry for spam
Having some free time and nothing better to do (and no mood for doing something better) I went to my blog and added labels to each post, way back to its creation, about 3.5 years ago. The result? A completely broken RSS feed.
So sorry, my apology to all Planet sites aggregating my blog, it was not intended.
Update: Planet linux360 took my spam perfectly (ignored it), Planet Open CLipArt so-so (only a couple of misplaced posts) and Fedora People was the worst, all posts in the feed misplaced. Guuess were are the most readers :p
Update: there is a follow-up to this story
Update: as this is is of interest mostly for the Romanian readers, I did a Romanian translation.