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Ask SlashCode: Slashcode and FAQs

posted by Cliff on 02:30 PM February 11th, 2004   Printer-friendly   Email story
alexmc writes: "I keep on wanting to add lots of FAQ type information to my slash site. Is there a Slashcode compatible FAQ plugin? Should I install FAQ-O-Matic instead? or just use a Wiki? Suggestions wanted folks!" Slash has its own FAQ plugin, included in the CVS distributions, but you might be better off using something else. It would be interesting to note the experiences of those of you using that particular plugin. For those of you not running Slashcode's FAQ code, what have you been using and what have your experiences been dealing with it and its interactions with Slash?

Slash: cvs.slashcode.com Compromised; No Code Altered; CVS is Back

posted by jamiemccarthy on 02:30 PM January 27th, 2004   Printer-friendly   Email story
On or around November 10, 2003, the cvs.slashcode.com machine was compromised by an unauthorized attacker. This raises obvious questions about the integrity of the Slash codebase as provided by cvs from that machine; here are the answers.

As many of you have noticed, in early January, that machine was taken offline. Since that time, the Slash programmers have thoroughly audited the entire codebase. We conclude that no unauthorized changes were made -- neither to the publicly-available code as served from that machine, nor to the private code which is used internally on OSDN websites.

Nevertheless, we advise the maintainers of Slash sites which were using post-2.2.6 code from CVS to take several steps to ensure the integrity of their code. Also, to continue accessing new CVS code, it will be necessary to switch to the code's new CVS server at SourceForge.net; please click Read More for more information.

Ask SlashCode: Using Slash for Lecture Preparation

posted by vroom on 11:20 PM December 26th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I am considering using Slash as a forum for students to discuss lecture notes before the actual lecture presentation. In this way, they would understand more of the lecture when it is presented and I would receive early feedback from the forum to improve the lecture before it is presented and the notes before they are finalized.

The class has about 200 students. Would the Slash moderation mechanism work well for this purpose?

In particular, students would be expected to moderate postings of their peers. Moreover, I would need access to the moderation logs since students can get marks for moderating.

For more on the subject and the planned lecture preparation, see http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cs3141.
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Amir Michail

YASS: Slash site devoted to sysadmin of Mac OS X

posted by vroom on 10:46 PM December 26th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
So I'm starting a Slash site to provide helpful information on the system administration of Mac OS X. Please visit if you are interested. MacAdmin

YASS: www.slackzone.org

posted by vroom on 10:44 PM December 26th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story

It was running drupal (PHP code) but that did have a very big problem: I do not know, and I hate PHP. Then, the idea is to use Slash (I love Perl).

So, SlackZone is a web space to the SlackWare community.

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