A Clean Queue
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jul 08, 2009
I finally got my queue of 40 hidden projects and communities cleaned out from opensolaris.org. It took about three weeks and over 100 emails of communications. All of those guys are now open or deleted (about half and half, actually). There will be no concept of "hidden" projects or communities on the new opensolaris.org in a couple of months, so that`s why we had to do this clean up. We didn`t want to miss viable projects in the move to the new site since the hidden stuff would not be moved. The hidden feature of the current site is sort of a fallacy, anyway. Any user logged in can see the so-called hidden pages if they know the URL, so the entire concept is silly. It was really intended to give project owners a little space to populate pages and such before "opening" their projects. Again, it`s silly since the entire project proposal process is public. Ah, anyway. No big deal. It`s done.
One more thing: if you have hidden pages in your projects or communities, they will not be moved to the new site. Open them or they will be left behind and eventually deleted.