Out of date pages (Re: [Actionchix] Moving to Plone)

Mary Gardiner mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org
Thu May 18 15:16:58 EST 2006

On Wed, May 17, 2006, jennyw wrote:
> That's a great idea, especially for things like profiles. A lot of them
> point to web pages that no longer exist ... maybe we should have a
> default expiration on content like that.

This has come up a few years ago and would be useful for chapter
listings too. The ideal model would be:

 - if page X has not been updated for some period of time (say, 6-12
   months) the maintainer of that page is alerted
 - the maintainer can either mark the page as fresh or update it if
 - if not updated, the content is no longer shown on the website

(The original discussion happened when it turned out that one of the
Meet the Chix pages described someone who had, sadly, been dead for some
years and a number of others who hadn't posted to LinuxChix for five

Can Plone do something like this?

Perhaps in general we need to think carefully about having content that
is likely to go out of date on our website.

We have lots of timeless content:
 - who we are and what we do
 - reviews and recommendations (ok, these do age, but very slowly)

We have a little bit of short term content:
 - front page news
 - list of upcoming conferences (well, we *should* have this!)
This is also easily handled with some kind of dated, blog-like model as
per the current front page.

It's the middle content: stuff that needs to be checked every year or so
that's troublesome.


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