[amsat-bb] Re: broken links

David Bate cfpm_cfsis at scandesk.info
Tue Sep 8 17:13:28 PDT 2009

The Wiki, should only be used for the info only, not for e-commerce. The  
stores/e-commerce should be kept separate from the info/wiki for obvious  
reasons (i.e. security, backup).  Only a selected few should have access  
and update the store/e-commerce section of the site. Links and modules can  
be created to draw people to the store for items and so on, but they  
should be kept separate database/server wise.

On Tue, 08 Sep 2009 20:00:31 -0400, Tim - N3TL <n3tl at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> Alan and all,
> Here's my 2 cents' worth - coming from someone who admittedly knows very  
> little about the tools, skills and resources necessary to develop and  
> maintain a Web site.
> Alan, you write: "It must include RSS, news feeds, and a forum in  
> addition to all the stuff ( current or otherwise ) on the existing AMSAT  
> site."
> How does the AMSAT store fit into this, and is it possible to "mix" a  
> wiki-style "access for all" site with one that will include areas for  
> the entry and transfer of secure, private information (e.g., credit card  
> information for purchases)?
> I ask this because I don't know of another major nonprofit that uses a  
> wiki-style site because of the need to incorporate an ecommerce site as  
> part of the overall Web presence.
> My initial reaction to a Wiki approach is - no - for those reasons.
> I hope someone can provide more information here to me and everyone who  
> reads the BB that might help mitigate my concerns. I further hope  
> someone who is truly interested in mitigating the issues seemingly so  
> many here have with the AMSAT Web site will attend the Board meeting in  
> October to continue this kind of dialogue with the Board.
> 73 to all,
> Tim - N3TL
> Athens, Ga. - EM84ha

Dave - VA3DBJ
Heritage & North Shore Amateur Radio Club Member

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