A community is infrastructure, and services. It would be nice, for example, to have editors who were paid to monitor the queue for fixups when necessary. Sometimes this happens, and other times there doesn't seem to be any editors around. Editing (or deleting, as discussed and underway) of submissions might solve this, but for the little things it still might be nice to have an on-call editor.
But that's just the beginning. The real heart of the services here come in the form of Unix Systems administration. The various tools which make up the heart of K5 need maintainance, patching, and study, study, study to use their features and capabilities in the most optimal way.
The hardware, network configuration, and deployment strategy should also be constantly evaluated for optimization. This is really the only way to help k5 continue to grow without frustration and complaining from the users.
The last spurt of growth, for example, for which there existed hardware and software to mangage it, was not compensated for until the actual work of deployment, configuration, and integration with the existing systems could be completed by Rusty and the rest. Procrastination is best avoided by real responsibility, and a paycheck, imho.
Throwing hardware or bandwidth at the problem of growth and stability is only the beginning of the solution.
With all that said, I confess that I do not subscribe either. I hope that there might be a way found to invest in k5, such as the new text ads, which would benefit both parties. But I will send some money, one way or another, soon.
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