GA Notes 1/26/12
GA Notes 1/26/2012 8PM Galleria in Food Court
In attendance: about 12 or so
Moderator: Zack Minutes:Tom
Flint had an update on the latest house foreclosure (Flint you'll need to fill this out because my computer was not in word processing mode when you were talking)
Agenda Item: Occupy Baltimore Website
Beth: Existing OB website not being updated. Got passwords from Dan and did some updating. Took out old references to McKeldin and camping phase of Occupy.
Suggest new website be made using Wordpress. Wordpress allows multiple webmasters. Wordpress does not require knowledge of website (HTML) coding. I know this system.
Will allow more accessibility for group and updating. No single person has ultimate control. If consensus, happy to keep existing site.
Ed: People involved with website should be here; not represented.
Zack: WYSWYG for Wordpress?( What You See Is What You Get)
Flint: Current site has positive and negative atributes. I know website coding.
Wordpress could easily shut down site if it wants. Present site is more secure to outside shut down. New site would require all present content to be edited and transfered. I could take control myself but need to know who to contact.
Leo: Give website to Beth.
Ed: Can we do both original site and Wordpress site at the same time for awhile?
Zack: 3 proposals up for temperature check:
1. Scrap original website and go for Wordpress
2. Maintain original website
3. Start Wordpress site while still maintaining original site
Iris: A lot of people use exisitng website so any new site will need to have a good redirect code. Important to keep our original URL.
1. Scrap original website and go for Wordpress: NO
2. Maintain original website: YES
3. Start Wordpress site while still maintaining original site: SO SO
Dorothy: Existing website used so long why get rid of it?
TEMP Check: Moving forward to keep original site? :YES
Ed: Not comfortable moving ahead but will stand aside.
OUTCOME: Keep original website and get more administrators.Announcements:
Beth: Twitter workshop 6pm tomorrow 1/27/2012 Red Emmas Media group meeting 5:30pm Saturday 1/28/2012 Red Emmas February 2nd 4pm rally at Wells Fargo bank
Iris: Next meeting should be in a pinball machine! Too noisy hear anyone at this location.