[Python-ideas] Encouraging more use of the Python wiki
wes.turner at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 23:11:44 CET 2015
On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 4:01 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> On 06.01.2015 20:44, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 11:39 AM, Skip Montanaro <
> skip.montanaro at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 1:31 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>
> >>> it is how to deal with the entire wiki gradually getting out of date
> >>> to page "owners" losing interest or topics becoming irrelevant.
> >> Even if you can recruit lots of gardeners, you need a few master
> >> to lay things out (define the structure of the garden). Otherwise you
> >> up with just a bag of pages. Pushing the gardening metaphor to its
> >> no planning means the lettuce is always shaded by the corn.
> > Nice one, and agreed. I don't see anyone with a serious wish to be a
> > gardener for wiki.python.org in this sense though. :-( Perhaps we should
> > advertise the position? It's a volunteer role, but will require a lot of
> > motivation. Ideally the master gardener team should be allowed to select
> > the tool suite and be given permission to switch to a new suite pretty
> > aggressively. The team should also be responsible for deciding on the
> > policy for edit access. This seems more workable than having an
> > discussion on python-ideas.
> Such discussions should really happen on pydotorg-www where
> that team already works. We do have several people who maintain pages
> or page sets on the wiki, but more editorial help is always welcome.
> We need people who have experience in technical writing and
> a passion to maintain informational resources.
> FWIW: A change of tools won't magically give us better content.
A boost in familiar usability could encourage effortless contributions.
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