Yesterday we missed an opportunity.
This Discourse forum had a major outage and our other channels weren’t promoted as alternatives. We have some communication channels that are used so infrequently that I doubt anyone monitors them.
This disruption was definitely a “News flash” worthy event.
The “News & Releases” and “Headline News” gramplet are both supposed to poll the same RSS feed. I don’t know if these are usable anymore. The Blog has been a virtual zombie since 2012. There’s only 1 posting (in 2017) that was other than a release note…
My Headline News has been giving “WARNING .Gramplets: Gramplet gave an error: Headline News” alerts for more than a year.
Looking back at the last communication (6 Feb 2022) indexed on the websites’s homepage, there was a corresponding message to the Announcements section here on Discourse, as well as the Developer and User maillist a day earlier. So the processes must be all independently triggered. (Or my different timezone could be messing with appearances.)
Could these resources have been harnessed yesterday? And who has rights? (Nick undoubtedly has rights. But this sort of community wrangling shouldn’t be a burden put on the architect. It opens his door to too much chaos.)