Quote by: mmj141
1. Content is king. Way too much "polished" stuff on this Internet with content taking a back seat.
we're talking about blogs here, not about doctoral thesis. Some blogs are more interesting than others, but they remain blogs.
2. The GL Professional theme files can be quickly modified to accommodate any need for "eye candy".
well, you were the one complaining about having to modify something (having to edit html]; all of a sudden this is not a problem, curious.
3. Caching lib is available for GL.
yes, but not standard installed. Again, stuff for techs, not for normal people.
4. The plugins for GL are high in quality & actually work. Certain CMS/blog products boast of many plugins but most need extensive help to work correctly.
so? what problems have you had with plugins from movabletype? Was this supposed to be an argument?
5. The Forum plugin is a BIG selling point for GL. Once installed this integrates directly into GL, rather than using a complicated "bridge" which is hideous to maintain.
again, is this supposed to be an argument? MT has plugins too: http://plugins.movabletype.org/ ; you'd better be better informed next time you try to give arguments ;-)
6. The spam control features available for GL are unsurpassed.
never heard of akismet, I presume.
7. GL security is the best. Potential clients are sent to search securityfocus.com & compare the vulnerability incidents by product adjusted for time in the open source arena.
everytime I hear somenone say this I have to laugh. Were you implying that movabletype has more securityproblems? On what facts do you base that?
8. Support on this site is quick & accurate. Curious though, I rarely ask here for support because the docs & site search return the answers I need.
a community is nice, but good documentation is just expected. Nothing to see here.
9. GL contractors/consultants are available for reasonable $.
so are movabletype consultors. Your point being?
10. PERL is old & settled, but, PHP was developed precisely for the web.
??? are you being serious here? Is this supposed to be a plus point of gl? Most php code (fortunately not GL's,) is of dubious quality and many of the hacking problems of linux servers are due to poor coding practices of the php developers. I would not use this as an plus point.
11. We need the "too many" features in GL.
you may, but most people don't; that was my point. Most people do not want to have all this. They just want to blog :-)
Besides that, I can tell you a few things GL does not have:
* support for multiple blogs (one geeklog installation, thousands of blogs with that installation); now, _that_ is enterprise ready. (and no, do not tell me to go look at this: http://www.geeklog.net/faqman/index.php?op=view&t=17, this does not scale. Simple go to the dashboard, clik new blog, fill a name, a folder in your file system and off you go, new blog.
* standard wysiwyg editing of entries (it is simply not there in a GL installation, you need a plugin, why o why?);
* it is not packaged in any of the main linux distros (being an admin, yes, this is really important: I need to have updates of the software I use without having to go the extra mile);
Enough, it will look like I do not like GL; I do! I've used it for 5 years. What irritates me is reading stuff about other systems which is simply not true. If you do not want to use, by all means, use GL, but do not critisize whay you clearly don't know.
So, take this as a bug report and improve GL to take it where MT already is :-), to the top.