Real Mahara installs without tumbleweeds?
Perusing Mahara.org's linked examples, I see either broken links, abandoned sites full of comment spam, setups by dedicated Mahara evangelists* or "hey you need to login". Of the ones that do appear to be using it well, they're usually evangelists for the product/e-learning rather than teachers.
Has anyone found good examples of normal schools using Mahara with content being regularly created by teachers and students?
And if anyone would care to comment on code quality (with say Moodle as a baseline), that'd be good too.
*I have nothing against people enthusiastic about "X", but if you're paid to do nothing but "X", your version of "X" will be disproportionately awesome compared to somewhere without a dedicated person.