@KenWhitesell I feel like the BMW analogy wasn’t quite to your liking.
To continue using your BMW analogy (possibly beyond the point of usefulness), do you think BWM makes 100% of the components in their cars? Do they fabricate their own steel?
I think you missed the point, however, and maybe I didn’t make it very well.
If I was going to buy a car, in a BMW dealership, and found out their cars were installed with Ford engines, it might make me think - maybe I should check out the local Ford dealership as well.
If I was perusing the Django forum “using Django” and found out the “Using Django” forum was built with Ruby on Rails technology - I might be inclined to head on over to their dealership. Since it is open source software - I would owe myself that, at least.
There are a lot of avenues you might go down with that information. For example, “if the Django is using Ruby, why bother learning Django - I may as well learn Ruby since it seems that’s what works best”
btw - of course car manufactures put in all kind of widgets into their cars - but as far as I can tell they don’t put in other key components into their cars which other competitors have manufactured, i.e the other competitors engines!
Show me one. And I’ll take this as a decent analogy. Ford do not put BMW engines in their cars. BMW do not put Tesla engines in their cars, etc.
Therefore, your reposte to my original analogy fails badly.
I restate my case again - Django forums should use Django Technology. End of Story. If the Django community is not presently capable of doing so, it speaks to something. But it does not speak of Django’s success.
I have noticed how various posters have managed to tie themselves into various positions of cognitive dissonance to reconcile this fact.
You can argue all you want about how great Django is - and I do not nor cannot presently debate that. But the fact remains - the official Django Forum website is using competitors tech.
Why is that? Do Microsoft use Apple’s OS? I think not.
I appreciate very much, by the way, all the contributors to this web-site. There has been noted in comments to my OG reply various people involved in the Django community who do tremendous work for the greater good – and I appreciate them more than i can say.
That does not negate my points.
To rephrase Iverson : It’s just practice!
It’s just a forum! How hard can it be if Django is the be-all-end-all? It’s not exactly sending a man to the moon.
Yes - I’ve doubled down on my OG assertion. I’m happy at this point to say “we do not agree and put it to bed”.
I’m not a last-word-freak - but the arguments presented so far do not lead me with confidence towards Django’s abilities.
Another point I wish to make : the arguments presented so far are 100% by the establishment. I feel like i’m committing heresy just bringing them up. I have questioned the Django faith - and the elders have responded as expected.
My 2 cents. (oh, I just did)