Questions for Team IT

I am creating a new thread for little questions for @reef-it.

First one: could you please create Nextcloud accounts for our new Reeflings? I left you their addresses in our Nextcloud chat. Thanks!

Second one: we are struggling a bit with how we can squeeze a picture of all of us on our website, something that has become urgent now (it’s important that people see that we are a group of 15 now).

So my question: until we find a better solution, is it possible to use the folllowing picture as a temporary solution?


Hi Lie,

First one is done, :white_check_mark:

The second one, I had a look and the easiest option is to continue adding people in the same way as they are now, adding new rows to the “grid” or table you can add rows unlimited.

We need 2 more poeople to complete row 2 and then we go row 3 etc.

The option you propose is adding one single image with all the faces, the problems I see with that option

  • there are not hyper links to the profiles of people, you loose info

  • every time you insert a new team member you need to change the image file, remove the file from the page, and upload a new image file, it’s a bit of a cumbersome process

@Lee, upon reflection I am with @manuelpueyo here. We are now 10 members, going max to 14: that’s 4-5 rows, still doable. And the short self-presentations are a nice touch.

Thanks for your reply.

My view is this:

  • Cumbersome is not an argument to me: everytime somebody joins or leaves I have about 5 things to do (files to change / check etc), so another action really doesn’t make the difference.
  • In the solution that I proposed I like the fact that it presents households as a whole. So it becomes visible that we have households with children for example.
  • For now we are 14, but in less than 3 months we may be 35. That will make for a lot of rows, and won’t look so good.

I trust that you will take this into account and I would be grateful if we can move forward with this now as soon as possible (it’s been on the task list since mid June). We are actively promoting The Reef, trying to attract as many people as possible. It’s important to me that people can see that we are more than four people. Thanks.

Hi @manuelpueyo,

Apologies, I didn’t mean to offend you. It’s just that I have a need for getting things done, and when it goes unfulfilled I sometimes get cranky. It’s me, not you.

To solve the problem, would it be acceptable for you to go forward with my design (which I can more or less finish by tonight) until yours is ready? I agree that the short bios are very nice, but to collect them I reckon you will need some time. Would that work?

no worries @Lee , yes! we can try to upload your design , that should be feasible, please send me the file asap, cheers

this is always an important factor to me. we need to try to reduce boring tasks and maximize listening time and other more interesting tasks.

Thanks @manuelpueyo.

I can take care of the uploading, and also of the updating when new pictures come in.

If you would like to go for short bios, would you be willing to take the lead (or else as a Team mate) on this and make it happen?

sure! one question. we have a lot of info from reeflings. i can try to create a short bio for each of the people and then ask for permission, it could be faster than just asking them to write it.

one question, where do you see the short bios inserted? in the graphic you are making or directly as website content ?

Hello @reef-it, I think the issue of representing Reeflings on the website could be made simpler. After talking to @Lee, I am going to propose the following policy:

  1. Technically, we keep the same format we have now, as suggested by @manuelpueyo. Simplest way! Remember: mini-bios are 3 to 10 words, really super short.
  2. People represented on the website are full and associate members of The Reef ASBL.
  3. People are listed as individuals, not as households (the grid visualization we are using only allows one single word as the title of a box).
  4. No photos of children (they cannot give meaningful consent).

So, here is what we need from each of the (currently) 10 members of The Reef ASBL:

  • @Lee, @manuelpueyo and @ugne myself: we have everything
  • @Pieter: we need the mini-bio. Picture: we have the picture of the Edgeryders avatar, so if you are OK with it we can reuse it. If not, send us another one.
  • @ChrisM , @Sarah , @Mas , @Sophie_Beese, @RalfWetzel : we need both pictures and mini-bios. Chris and Sarah: I know you already sent us a household picture, but we cannot use it because, as I explain above, this format would only accept one word as the title.

Please can you get us in Team IT mini-bios and pictures by Monday October 3rd? It does not matter how you do it (email, chat, DM on Edgeryders, folder in the portraits folder), just as long as you do it.


Sure, that’s a good picture, so you can use it :slight_smile:

My mini-bio:
Mobility Project Coordinator. Likes to lift weights. Music addict. Loves sausage dogs.

Mini bio: Linguist and bookworm. Loves soup, cycling and company.