Re: PG "Users" page?

From: Jonathan S. Katz
Subject: Re: PG "Users" page?
Date: ,
Msg-id: 7E441243-990F-4377-B5F8-95B0904F7C3F@postgresql.org
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In response to: Re: PG "Users" page?  (Magnus Hagander)
Responses: Re: PG "Users" page?  (Damien Clochard)
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PG "Users" page?  (Justin Clift, )
 Re: PG "Users" page?  (Dave Page, )
  Re: PG "Users" page?  (Justin Clift, )
   Re: PG "Users" page?  (Justin Clift, )
   Re: PG "Users" page?  (Dave Page, )
    Re: [MASSMAIL]Re: PG "Users" page?  ("Gilberto Castillo", )
  Re: PG "Users" page?  (Magnus Hagander, )
   Re: PG "Users" page?  ("Jonathan S. Katz", )
    Re: PG "Users" page?  (Damien Clochard, )
     Re: PG "Users" page?  (Petr Jelinek, )
     Re: PG "Users" page?  (Justin Clift, )


On Sep 12, 2016, at 8:49 AM, Magnus Hagander <> wrote:



On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 6:14 PM, Dave Page <> wrote:


> On 11 Sep 2016, at 16:55, Justin Clift <> wrote:
>
> Hi us,
>
> Just noticed that our Featured Users page has “Sun Microsystems” listed:
>
https://www.postgresql.org/about/users/
>  (Under “Technology” at the bottom)
>
> Should we update that to say “Oracle” :D … or maybe just nuke that entry?

That page is completely unmaintained. I proposed removing it a couple of years back, but was met with strong objections coupled with a complete lack of volunteers to actually do the work to keep it up to date.

I strongly feel it should be removed still - it is probably responsible for 25% of emails to webmaster@ from random companies requesting inclusion.


Given that it really isn't being maintained, and that it actually takes a decent amount of time for somebody to maintain it in a way to make it actually *valuable* to visitors, I'll give a strong +1 for removing it.

+1

If we want just a list of users, we could do that and make it self-service (meaning you just sign up and fill in your details - like we have for professional services). But that's something very different from being a featured user.

+1 - but it goes back to Dave’s point of lack of criteria for how users get listed, even if we make it self-signup.  We would probably want to moderate it similar to the self-published content to avoid spam, etc.


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