[Smaug] CMS strengths/weaknesses

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 14 14:08:43 PST 2005

Quoting cerise at armory.com (cerise at armory.com):


Eh, would you please simmer down?

> Since you insist on playing this game, you may wish to remind yourself
> of this post:
> http://lists.svlug.org/archives/smaug/2005q4/001372.html

I'm sorry I need to explain this to you, since I'm fairly certain
what I wrote was not misunderstood by anyone _else_.

The point was not that one can "tell a site was generated by a CMS"; the
point was that they tend to _all look and act the same_, basically
following the utterly inappropriate-for-a-usergroup 
Slashdot news/comment/blog format.

                H E A D E R

   S        news story                 S
   I           comments links          I
   D                                   D
   E        older news story           E
   B           comments links          B
   A        [...]                      A
   R                                   R

                F O O T E R

I keep hearing people say it doesn't _have_ to look and act like that;
I look for counterexamples, and ask if anyone has seen one.  Nobody 
has yet found one.

> While we're on the topic of inventions du jour, I'm pleased in a parental
> sort of way that you think I invented your words.

Eh, how _does_ crow taste, Phil?  ;->

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