This is one of the common question across various discussion forums, Groups websites:
Which CMS is best suited for my requirements? Along with/without few bulleted points around requirement
To me questions like these doesn’t really make sense and I will come to my theory behind it. So how you will react if you see such a query in forums? Answer them based on your experience or just ignore them?
Here is snippet from one such question on a popular site (question modified):
Question: Corporate website: Which Web Content Management System is best suited?
Here are some responses:
DRUPAL…in caps..bold..italics whatever, have worked on both Joomla and Drupal, found Drupal to be more interactive and powerful..
Have a look on Liferay Portal and CMS server
My company works with Plone and it is mature, entreprise grade, has a large feature set, is highly flexible ….
I can only recommend Sitecore. It is by far the best CMS product on the market.
.. evaluating top 6 products from the Gartner list – Sitecore is the way to proceed.
ocPortal is open source, comes without any licencing costs, is built to meet the highest accessibility standards
and so on ……….
There were around 40+ responses to this question, which is a whole lot.
Out of them, half of the responses were around promoting a product. From the remaining half, two thirds again were from people who either are part of a service company and trying to promote their services or from people who have worked on one-two products are trying to define them as the best in the industry. There were some better responses in terms of asking to define the requirements in detail before choosing a product but that percentage was very low.
So, if I have posted this question, it will definitely lead me nowhere with the problem but adding more confusion to it. The answers will always be biased based on person’s profile. So, its time to wake up and rather than getting some discussion going lets try to aim for quality discussions generating quality social content.
What are your thoughts?