This page is for HCoop history, logos, grass-roots HCoop marketing ideas, and other bits of advocacy.
ProspectiveMemberFaq: Answers to frequently-asked questions about HCoop, joining HCoop, and what you can do after joining.
JoinUs: How to apply to join HCoop.
OurHistory: Learn about the founding of HCoop and its continued history.
TheHcoopLook: web site visual design chatter.
T-Shirt: help design and plan the new HCoop T-shirt
HcoopPublicity: what publicity HCoop has received
Spreading the word about HCoop
Link to HCoop with the HCoop logo (LogoDiscussion) or images such as this one: http://hcoop.net/~ntk/hcoop.png This not only points users to our site from yours, it also increases HCoop's search engine rankings and makes it easier for people to find. HCoop's Alexa traffic rankings have gone from 4,000,000 to 900,000 in the last three months alone. If we can continue that trend we are on the right track.
Help out with our T-Shirt project. Create a design, or simply commit to buying one. If enough people do, we will make the HCoop T-shirt happen.
If appropriate, you can reference HCoop in email or web forum signatures.
We may or may not want to spend money on formal advertising for the cooperative. As an experiment I have submitted an ad to kuro5hin.org which will run for 10K exposures (out of NathanKennedy 's own pocket).
Add more ideas here!
MoinMoin default footer
As you can see below, the default footer for MoinMoin wikis hosted by HCoop contains:
- Python Powered
- GPL licensed
- Valid HTML 4.01
All of which are appropriately linked. Why not add a link to HCoop?
- Hosted by HCoop
AFAICT, you can change this (for everyone) in the file /var/lib/python-support/python2.5/MoinMoin/config/multiconfig.py
page_credits = [ # Feel free to add other credits, but PLEASE do NOT change or remove # the following links - you help us by keeping them "as is": '<a href="http://moinmo.in/" title="This site uses the MoinMoin Wiki software.">MoinMoin Powered</a>', '<a href="http://moinmo.in/Python" title="MoinMoin is written in Python.">Python Powered</a>', # Optional credits: # if you think it can be maybe misunderstood as applying to content or topic of your wiki, # feel free to remove this one: '<a href="http://moinmo.in/GPL" title="MoinMoin is GPL licensed.">GPL licensed</a>', # if you don't need/want to check the html output, feel free to remove this one: '<a href="http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer" title="Click here to validate this page.">Valid HTML 4.01</a>', ]
In the Optional credits: section add something like
'<a href="http://hcoop.net/" title="This wiki is hosted by HCoop.">Hosted by HCoop</a>'
I'd also like to add my registrar (gandi.net), but that's going to be different for everyone, and therefore more complicated.