Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Tips to become a webmaster on

As recently I became the webmaster on the and few people started asking me about how to become a webmaster and where to start. So I write a blog post so that others can benefit.
In simple words: "Start Contributing". Webmaster privileges aren't granted lightly for obvious reasons. A solid history of consistent contributions on is a must to get consideration for an elevated role.

How to start contributing & where you can contribute :

  1. Help out in the content queue, especially reviewing Service Listing requests .Marketing guidelines for reviewing the service listing requests.
  2. Training Listing requests, Marketing guidelines to review training listing requests.
  3. Help out in the webmasters queue, Textual improvements requests.
  4. Depending on your skills, you can also contribute to drupal customizations as well.
  5. if you found any problem while contributing to above sections,just comment on the below post/ if you need immediate answer you can try and find one of the webmasters on IRC - #drupalorg IRC channel on Freenode.
If you need guidance, join the #drupalorg IRC channel and find dddave, lizzjoy, tvn or myselfA general overview about the various ways to contribute to can be found in the documentation.

If you have good coding skills, you are more than welcome to help reviewing project applications. I encourage you to learn more about that process and join the group of reviewers.

Next article:  We will look at how to be a git administrator on

Friday, 23 January 2015

Trust a major strategy in Security

Was looking out some good English Speaking training course website for my cousin to become a fluent English speaker.

On opening the homepage I found the section "Free trial".

I did the same thing as all guys do.Click on the Free trial link,created my account.I personally feeling happy to get the 5 free audio English lessons.
I clicked on one of my lessons link and come to the page, found the download link of the audio file.

Copied and pasted the url in the browser and the downloaded the file.
Just change the fid in the url and tried to download some random file with file id.
I thought what the Shit!  
I then look around which drupal module has provided this route.After checking I got to know that this is the download file module which provides this route.After checking I assume that it might be permission stuff problem.

I found the similar permission problem on the as well

Trust is the Major Strategy in Security of any web application.We should be sure which user role we should assign which permissions.

Note: Published the post after suggesting the fix to the site owner Jane