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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Presentation Topic
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 05 May 2000 22:44:11 -0500
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Tom Hull <thull@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> How does Slash compare to squishdot? Why/when would one
> use one over the other?

As someone that has run both, I can perhaps answer.

Slash is very poor code, tied at the hip to MySQL, and rather
difficult to set up, and fairly fragile.  It is written in Perl.

Squishdot is written in Python working with Zope.

Slash is a more powerful system.  Both allow posting of comments.
Squishdot is easier to maintain, and has a couple of features Slash
doesn't.  Squishdot probably won't scale as well to extremely huge
sites on the scale of slashdot.

> I've been looking for something which would allow/encourage
> free input of information/opinions, but would also allow a
> maintainer to sift through this data, weed out the crap,
> edit, condense, reorganize, etc. Some of the FAQ systems
> almost sorta do this (faq_system, can't find FAQ-o-matic
> any more). Any ideas?
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