[Snort-sigs] Snort.org Blog: Google Groups are alive!

Joel Esler jesler at ...435...
Wed Feb 9 22:47:48 EST 2011

On Feb 9, 2011, at 10:27 PM, waldo kitty wrote:
>> I can't handle what other people do (personal websites, ISC, etc), but as far as the information coming out of Sourcefire, there will be pretty much two methods of getting it.  The Blog, or the "group".
> blog? is that like a wiki but "one-sided"?? ;)

The blog is basically the "news outlet".  People get the news, happenings, and pointers to everything else from that one place.  That's my goal with it.  I am not sure I want "documentation" to reside on the blog.  I think that belongs under snort.org/docs.

>> If there are updates to the Snort site, (new docs, etc) I'll post about it on the blog.
>> Discussions are left to the "groups".
>> There is one other point of discussion that I haven't brought up, but have heard a lot of interest from the community, is to get rid of our "FAQ" that we maintain, and replace it with a Wiki.  But I haven't started planning that yet.
> wikis suck for information gathering and hunting... even though i'm an editor on 
> wikipedia, i still can't find what i'm hunting for 90+% of the time... i'm also 
> an editor on several other wikis and can never find anything on them unless it 
> is something that i've specifically set to be watched... wikis are, IMHO, 
> basically like a stack of postit notes that are maintained by many and which 
> are, basically a stack of "notes" and "documents"... the biggest problem is 
> getting them all to "line up" in a cohesive manner... sure, postits can be 
> alphabetized but is that any better for searching and finding that one specific 
> informative postit in the stack of several thousand???
> FWIW anyway... but i'm just one teensy cog in the whole machine...

I agree and disagree.  I think the wiki idea has merit, as long as it's "moderated" properly.  (notice the word "moderated" in quotes.)  I'd like to have an FAQ that is started with the FAQ we have, perhaps, but then turned over to the community, so you guys can add the tips and tricks that you've found and worked with over the years.  Who knows where that will lead, as long as the information is correct and groomed properly.

But like I said, that's still an idea in the back of my head, I haven't even started a plan for that yet.  But there's been interest expressed to me by more than a few people.  Internally to Sourcefire and externally (community).

Joel Esler
jesler () sourcefire.com
http://blog.snort.org && http://blog.clamav.net

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