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Welcome!

Postby porwig » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:18 pm

Welcome to the Joomla! Community Magazine forum! Work has been underway beginning in October 2009 on a new Joomla! Community Magazine. The first issue should be published in early 2010.

There is still much work to be done before the first magazine issue is ready to be published: defining content areas for the magazine, working on the layout and design, defining workflows, and more.

This forum will be a place for contributors to the magazine to communicate and collaborate. It will also be a place for the community as a whole to post questions, comments, and concerns about the magazine.

Thanks for your interest in the Joomla! Community Magazine!
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Re: Welcome!

Postby AmyStephen » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:39 pm

Thanks Paul - great new working place - looking forward to occasionally submitting an article - and reading all the cool stuff written by the community. Appreciate all your work on this!

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Postby Robert_Vining » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:16 pm

Agreed Amy, I'm really glad to see this starting to bloom here. Alot of people have been working hard to get the magazine going again. Thanks to Brad and the rest of the Joomla Team for getting this approved and a new forum set up for it!

Good stuff!

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Re: Welcome!

Postby mandville » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:20 pm

feel free to add my community articles in, or should i start churning out more community training horror stories?
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Postby iikozen » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:37 pm

Excellent news Paul!

In name of the Brazilian Community, thank you!

You and the Joomla! Community can count on us.

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Postby OnTheMarkDesign » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:50 am

Nice to bring the Joomla! Community Magazine Team and it's efforts onto Joomla.org
I look forward to working with everyone on the Team!
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Re: Welcome!

Postby bohn002 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:43 pm

How exciting, cant wait to help get started.
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Re: Welcome!

Postby timothy.stiffler » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:47 pm

Finally! I was wondering when I was going to be contacted about this. Amy mentioned it to my in twitter like, two months ago (maybe more?).

Anyway, glad to be a part of this. Can't wait to get started.
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Re: Welcome!

Postby directtech » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:36 pm

Hey, just wanted to throw in here... if there is any way I can help, I'm willing to do so. Just let me know.

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Postby yotta » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:07 pm

I'd like to help. JLMK
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Re: Welcome!

Postby AmyStephen » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:29 pm

@Tim - folks have been working on it pretty regularly for a while, planning content, working on design, etc. We are just moving here from the Magazine Group on All Together. I take it you got my email? Glad to have your involvement!

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Postby porwig » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:42 pm

@ Nathan and Laura

Thanks for your interest! As Amy mentioned to Tim, we've got a pretty good head start toward getting at least the first issue published. We will be asking for more help from the community once things get rolling. Please be thinking along the lines of what areas you would like to help with, and keep checking back here for updates!
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Postby timothy.stiffler » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:44 pm

Well thanks to you guys for having been working so hard on this. I'll have to stick with writing a quality article every couple months for right now (cause I want to spend a lot of time writing great ones), but one day I'll hope to do more.
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Postby jen4web » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:44 pm

Hi Paul -- I'm still on board with participating for this. Please let me know what you'd like me to write about.

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Postby porwig » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:45 pm

That sounds great thanks Tim!

timothy.stiffler wrote:Well thanks to you guys for having been working so hard on this. I'll have to stick with writing a quality article every couple months for right now (cause I want to spend a lot of time writing great ones), but one day I'll hope to do more.
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Postby dex » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:53 pm

Hi Paul -- I'm still on board with participating for this. Let me know if you want anything from me.
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Re: Welcome!

Postby willebil » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:10 am

More work to do, but it is for is for a very good cause :-D

Will start thinking on a first article to submit.

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Postby nikosdion » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:56 pm

If you want some help with articles, I'll be more than happy to submit some. The articles I write are more geared towards administrator/developer audience, but I think they can fit in the community magazine, too.

One article I have "almost ready" is about regaining access to your site as a Super Administrator, even though you only have plain Administrator access. This is useful for a lot of folks who pay someone to develop their site, only to find themselves hostage to the aforementioned "someone" ("pay me <absurd amount here> or I'll put your site off-line"). Even though this kind of attitude is unprofessional and borderline unlawful, it's more common than you can imagine. BTW, I had people actually ask for this kind of solution in the JoomlaPack forum.

If you're interested, just say so and I'll forward you a copy for review.
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Postby porwig » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:56 am

Great thanks Jen! What subjects do you want to write about? We are still defining what the content structure for the magazine will be, so jump in on that thread on this forum if you want to add your thoughts!

jen4web wrote:Hi Paul -- I'm still on board with participating for this. Please let me know what you'd like me to write about.

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Postby porwig » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:06 am

Good deal thanks Dex! Here are a couple of things you could help with now:

1. Please follow up with Elin about copyright and licensing agreements from authors. Add this to the workflow information you have put together. When you talk to her about that, please be sure to discuss specifics on how we will capture the Author's agreement. I am assuming it will be a form that is accessible from the magazine but maybe not. I will set up a Google Documents repository for the magazine, and your updated workflow information will be an important document to go in there.

2. Please sign up for read access to the Google Community WG email list. Once you've done that Brad Baker will give you write access to that list since you're an editor.


dex wrote:Hi Paul -- I'm still on board with participating for this. Let me know if you want anything from me.
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Postby porwig » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:08 am

Thanks Wilco! Feel free to add your thoughts to the Content Structure thread, or if nothing else take a look at what others have shared regarding their general ideas and see if that helps you to come up with the subject for your first article.

willebil wrote:More work to do, but it is for is for a very good cause :-D

Will start thinking on a first article to submit.
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Postby porwig » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:13 am

Thanks Nikosdion! I am sure we will have a section of the magazine to focus on issues that administrators and developers deal with. Feel free to send me a PM once you finish your article.

nikosdion wrote:If you want some help with articles, I'll be more than happy to submit some. The articles I write are more geared towards administrator/developer audience, but I think they can fit in the community magazine, too.

One article I have "almost ready" is about regaining access to your site as a Super Administrator, even though you only have plain Administrator access. This is useful for a lot of folks who pay someone to develop their site, only to find themselves hostage to the aforementioned "someone" ("pay me <absurd amount here> or I'll put your site off-line"). Even though this kind of attitude is unprofessional and borderline unlawful, it's more common than you can imagine. BTW, I had people actually ask for this kind of solution in the JoomlaPack forum.

If you're interested, just say so and I'll forward you a copy for review.
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Re: Welcome!

Postby jen4web » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:29 pm

I typically write about running your web business, website strategy and planning, usability, information architecture, HTML/CSS, configuring Joomla, and Joomla templates.

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Postby nniiccoollee » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:39 pm

Hi Paul and everyone

Yes, I'm definitely still in and hope to contribute regular article.

I'd very much like to write about practical problem solving with Joomla. I'm in the process of converting an entire college web site into Joomla and I've come up with some pretty clever workarounds to meet various user requirements.

I might be open to other topics, but the vast majority of my experience with Joomla is centered around making it do whatever you can ask of a website.

On to the other forums,
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Postby porwig » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:07 pm

Good deal, thanks Jen. Those are all great subjects, and I'm sure they will fit in fine with the content structure that we come up with.

jen4web wrote:I typically write about running your web business, website strategy and planning, usability, information architecture, HTML/CSS, configuring Joomla, and Joomla templates.

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Postby dex » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:15 pm

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I have signed up for the Google group - once I have write access I will chase the copyright issue.
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Postby porwig » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:26 pm

Great thanks Dex! I let Brad Baker know to give you write access. I'm sure he'll let us know when that's done.

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Postby porwig » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:29 pm

Good deal thanks Nicole! Keep an eye on the "Content Structure" thread and see where your area of expertise will fit into that structure. I am sure there will be a place for articles such as what you are suggesting.

nniiccoollee wrote:Hi Paul and everyone

Yes, I'm definitely still in and hope to contribute regular article.

I'd very much like to write about practical problem solving with Joomla. I'm in the process of converting an entire college web site into Joomla and I've come up with some pretty clever workarounds to meet various user requirements.

I might be open to other topics, but the vast majority of my experience with Joomla is centered around making it do whatever you can ask of a website.

On to the other forums,
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Re: Welcome!

Postby Scottyd17 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:13 pm

Is there a magazine yet? I apologise I am new.

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Postby bohn002 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:42 pm

not yet but will be in a month or 2
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