All the old folks who used to try to keep it up to date, myself included, are no longer interested. I have pretty much no interest in web "stuff" anymore. Particularly where "stuff" is markup, scripting, database setup, learning the new web language of the week, doing graphics, and other fluff. When did websites become such a chore?
The interesting thing is the sheer number of people who have promised help, but never delivered even a single typo fix, or even a suggestion for a link. It's enough to make you completely distrust any offers for help that arent backed up with immediate indications of sincerity. Just something simple like, "heres this web page I made of gimp links."
So, as far as I'm concerned, www.gimp.org site is dead, and has been for at least two years. Despite several requests for help, no one has ever really done any significant amount of work to fix it. Lots of offers to make it "php based" and dynamic, and easily editible, and autoupdating, etc etc, none ever come through though. I havent really considered myself the webmaster for at least two years. But seeing as known else has taken over the webmaster title, I guess it's still me.
I suspect a lot of it has to do with the original rather large intended scope of the site. It was going to be The Resource for gimp related stuff, and was for a short time period. But even at its peak, only maybe %30 of the content "scoped out" was ever completed. So the task of migrating what is there, and potentially having to come up with the rest is somewhat intimidating.
The weird thing is, despite the vast majority of the content on the site being between 2 and 3 years old, no one has really created a better site. Not to mention maintain a better site. It seems even odder given the fact that the gimp is probabaly used in the creation of many web sites, the site for the tool itself languishes. I dont quite get it.
And the fun part is all the griping about the lack of content/reaction from gimp.org webmasters, stems from a thread starting with a positive comment about a tutorial I wrote about a gimp feature I added. Nothing quite like having a nice comment about a contribution you made being turned into a gripefest about your webmastering skills. Oh well, such are the travails of gimp-developer and why we enjoy it so much.
So, the good news is that at the moment, there is at least one person with demonstrated web skills at least contemplating the next version of the site. Anyone else interested?
And please, no comments about how it should be easy to edit my lots of folks, and we can host it at sourceforge, and php is really cool, and *sql rules, wikiwikithisorthat, etc. I know already.