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#121 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 02:46 PM

websites don’t build themselves. first you need to get onto the “internet”. that’s not cheap.

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 02:51 PM

websites don’t build themselves. first you need to get onto the “internet”. that’s not cheap.

 

Looks like they just used a squarespace template. Must be an error, can't see how it could have cost more than a couple thousand to do a few pages with stock images and a hosted service.



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Posted 18 April 2020 - 04:40 PM

Looks like they just used a squarespace template. Must be an error, can't see how it could have cost more than a couple thousand to do a few pages with stock images and a hosted service.


I have built a number of web pages for nothing and next to nothing. I use to use the Weebly platform when it was free for the asking but now I use Interserver and pay very little... but it has email, file storage and all sorts of other cool stuff.

If you can copy and paste.....you too can be a nerd.

Thousand$ is just not nessesary.

#124 Mike K.

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 04:46 PM

Oh yeah, that doesn’t make sense for the website. But they did run quite a lot of CFAX ads.

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 07:40 AM

It's not just a website, it's poor reporting. The staff report starts on Page 28 of the Council agenda, here: https://www.langford... (REDACTED).pdf

 

This is the breakdown of the $100,000 spent on the COVIDLangford.com initiative, which includes a lot more than just a website:

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#126 Mike K.

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 07:46 AM

Weren’t we just saying how you can’t believe so much of what the media reports?

Here’s a clear example of that.

But even $10k is a lot for what that website is, unless it needed a substantial amount of back-end infrastructure to tie everything together in a custom way (off the shelf can work, sometimes, and not quite as well as someone desires).

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#127 spanky123

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 07:57 AM

Weren’t we just saying how you can’t believe so much of what the media reports?

Here’s a clear example of that.

But even $10k is a lot for what that website is, unless it needed a substantial amount of back-end infrastructure to tie everything together in a custom way (off the shelf can work, sometimes, and not quite as well as someone desires).

 

If you look at the website I don't think there was much backend work required!

 

The whole project was announced with the prospect of donors covering the cost. The gofundme page has raised $17K of the $100K goal. With 30 people tested and a few calls that could just as easily been handled by the existing Provincial system, this was not a good use of taxpayer money.


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#128 Mike K.

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 07:59 AM

No, I guess not. It was quite ambitious for what it ultimately ended up providing as we had far, far fewer local cases than authorities told us to brace for.

So if we agree that Langford went in too heavy, we have to also acknowledge that authorities went in too heavy as Langford’s effort was a direct response to what had been forecasted.

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 08:35 AM

Honestly the most intriguing part is that the staff report names the two project leads: Mike Forbes and Dr. JP Lim



#130 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 09:04 AM

Honestly the most intriguing part is that the staff report names the two project leads: Mike Forbes and Dr. JP Lim

 

yes the two pot/opioid guys that never miss a crisis.


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