jQuery: Goodbye jquery.com, Hello getjquery.org?
I want to take a moment and say that the following post is IN NO WAY a hit at the jQuery developers in any way. Believe me when I say that I respect and think highly of everyone involved with bringing jQuery to web. I really wish that I could being more to the table within the community then this blog and getting the word out more.
That said, I was both shocked and extremely honored that John and Rey took the time to comment on this post. I apologize if I came off too strong, I was just venting my feeling about the spam situation. I guess spam has a tendency to get under my skin :).
One of the things that has been annoying me for quite sometime since I’ve in utter lust with jQuery is it’s web site. I guess the thing that is really bothering me about it is the amount of vandalism and spam that gets posted there on a daily basis.
Take a sec to look at the change log for just today. There have been 5 spam tickets created, an old spam ticket was reopened and then spammed again and this is just today! Besides the spam tickets popping up at a rate I can hardly believe, someone keeps editing the Plugins page and posting spam there. This is also happening with the demos page as well.
It sucks that this keeps going on. For one it make the preconception that jQuery is a joke and can’t be taken seriously. After all who wants to use a toolkit that can’t keep it’s page spam under control. It also makes it hard to get valid bugs and change requests into the system since they get overwritten and lost because of the amount of spam.
But as with anything bad, there is a glimmering of hope. Since getjquery.org has been launched, I’ve watched it sprung up over the last couple of weeks. It’s looking really good and more and more content is being posted to it. I have a feeling that soon this will become the jQuery portal.
In the coming weeks I’m going to be posting and moving alot of the stuff from jquery.com to getjquery.org so to have a spam free environment for us.