[pydotorg-www] project plan

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Thu Apr 22 21:46:55 CEST 2010

On Thursday 22 April 2010 05:38:46 Carl Trachte wrote:
> FWIW, I've had excellent luck with content addition on the Wiki, even
> when I was being kind of incompetent and a pain in Skip and Paul
> Boddie's butts.

To be fair, Carl was never really incompetent. :-) Actually, Carl represents 
very well someone who came in as an outsider and has edited content 
significantly and successfully.

> I still add a fair bit of content daily.  It doesn't make the site
> maintainers' jobs any easier; those people have been very helpful and
> patient with me.  If the current discourse is constructive, please
> forgive my interrupting.  Otherwise it might be a good idea to sleep
> on it, step back, and identify where the best place to start is.

I don't think anyone has any problem with your edits, Carl. You've managed to 
figure out any tricky technical issues and get on with what you intended to 
do, I think. From being someone who hadn't edited the Wiki before, as far as 
I know, to being a regular contributor, all in a short period of time, just 
goes to show how the process of widening the collaborator base is supposed to 

Indeed, it's quite a contrast to the mindset that (justifiably or not) applied 
to other assets until recently: that people are not to be trusted and where 
motivated people get turned away because a relatively small group of people 
with their own networks of acquaintances happen not to have heard of them.

> My own preference is to let Richard shape things a bit more (right
> now, his doc is a start) and work with what he lays out.  No, I don't
> have the skill set to do a lot of the heavy lifting, but I do have a
> little skin in the game and have demonstrated some trainability.
> Apologies if I've spoken out of turn.

I think we should be asking more people like you about these matters, and you 
don't need to apologise for that. :-)


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