[pydotorg-www] project plan

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 21:48:46 CEST 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk> wrote:
> 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
> work.
> 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. :-)
> Paul

By the way; +1 to what Paul said - you have no reason to apologize
since technically, you're the topic of discussion. :)

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