[development] "Come for the software..."

Josh josh at joshnliz.com
Fri Oct 15 12:52:01 UTC 2010

What if we allowed anyone in the community to submit a short phrase to put
there, vet them for profanity, and rotate 5 random "community submitted"
phrases on every page load. It would be even cooler if we put names up there
and the phrase were in quotes.

Am I volunteering to vet phrases? If I must, then I volunteer. I, however,
do not have the social contacts necessary to bring this about in the
community. The only downside that I can see is that no one really "wins" and
we don't have "one phrase." But isn't that the point of what we're trying to

We are stronger together than when we are divided on details.


On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 3:31 AM, Gábor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:

> The slogan proposal wiki was opened three years ago, so saying it
> lacked substantive discussion should not be due to lack of time. I'm
> sure this question will be brought up again and again especially as
> the new site comes up, and everybody will have their opinions anyway.
> As I've said, I think this will be continued until eternity, it is
> definitely easy to have (conflicting) opinions about.
> Gábor
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 7:51 PM, Domenic Santangelo <domenics at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi, Gábor,
> >
> > Indeed, I came here after reading each of those links since they were
> locked after accusations of bikeshedding without any substantive discussion
> (eg., input from marketing folks) as far as I could tell. The bug in the
> redesign tracker was closed because the new slogan had "already been
> implemented" (cunning!).
> >
> > After Kieran's stunt here (
> http://groups.drupal.org/node/66353#comment-200003) I am understandably
> curious as to where the process stands.
> >
> > Thanks for your reply,
> > -D
> >
> > On Oct 14, 2010, at 2:21 AM, Gábor Hojtsy wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Domenic,
> >>
> >> Yes, this was discussed countless times and will probably be discussed
> >> until eternity. See http://groups.drupal.org/node/66353 and
> >> http://groups.drupal.org/node/7634 for some of the background as well
> >> as http://drupal.org/node/850278.
> >>
> >> Gábor
> >>
> >> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Domenic Santangelo <
> domenics at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Question: does anyone know if there's going to be any more discussion
> on the
> >>> Drupal slogan? "Come for the software, stay for the community" seems
> so...
> >>> navel-gazing to me.
> >>> (If you feel this should be moved to a different list feel free to
> suggest
> >>> one; the wiki page on the topic got locked, the GDO post got locked,
> the bug
> >>> related to it got closed...)
> >>> -D
> >
> >
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