When I was writing documentation, I made a different list. I looked at the
module page from the perspective: "what features will help build
community." i.e. relationships between data and between people

The list is on: Configure Drupal

I expect that this list, made in the wee hours, will probably be changed:

comment - allows users to comment on nodes
drupal - allows id transfer between sites
help - might help the grandmas before coming to the help desk
import - aggregation - though we're creating a supped up version,
locale - enables translation (hope all of the developers are using the t
function to allow this to work!)
node - allows core content to be contributed
page - same as above, probably only give permissions to administrators though
ping - think trackback
statistics - to help admins
story - user submission (we're going to have to explain the differen to
people in laymens terms)
tracker - what better for community than to read one article, then click
to find all the other stuff they've written recently?

Forum should be added to this list along with an explanation of
forum/mailing list issues.

Not sure if book is essential unless we want to promote each site making
it's own Campaign Diary - How Dean Won Lake County. I would hope that work
like "How to Outreach Offline" et cetera would be centrally located so
there aren't 5,000 versions for people to try to collect ideas from.


> Excellent point Lynn. I think the stock drupal modules we're including
> are:
>   - forum
>   - blog
>   - profile (which will be modded)
>   - book
>   - poll
> We may want to include more and/or have some of the above installed but
> "turned off" by default in our kit. This will allow administrators to
> add functionality not by installing anything, but by activating what
> already shipped with their kit.
> cheers
> -josh
>>> 7) Setting milestones
>>>     - A vanilla release
>>>             - Feature list:
>>>                     - endorse
>>>                     - event (calendar)
>>>                     - export (rss transmitter)
>>>                     - import (rss recieving)
>>>                     - mailinglist (mailing lists)
>>>                     - make_block (makes a node into a block)
>>>                     - postcard (ecard/graphic endorsement)
>> Sorry to be so late on this--this has been Hell Week. These are the
>> features
>> we're writing, basically; what about "native" drupal modules already
>> extant
>> in the vanilla kit and encourage admins to enable? Are we going to
>> ship with
>> forum? blog? weblink? book? profile? poll? wha? Is it more a matter of
>> stripping some modules out? Just trying to figure out what us tech
>> writers
>> have got to explain.
>> Lynn S.
> ------------------------
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> http://www.outlandishjosh.com/politics/dean/

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