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Re: [Q2A] Possible useful additions

From: Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:55:24 -0600
Message-ID: <CA+uZHs83t9im5ur3tQ_PxotT7SYmU+-6++DQKUykgnZHttifuA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
1. Polls - I am not really understanding why we need this, is the Q&A meant
to function as a polling place to hear peoples opinions? Seems more like a
social aspect. "What's your favorite font?", etc.
2. FAQs - Useful, as always!
*(where did 3 go?)*
4. Badges - Again, another social aspect that I don't really find useful
for WPD, maybe this is my own opinion but letting the community function on
praise seems like a bad direction. It really encourages bad behavior, spam
and crap posting just for "karma" or notice. I really like that our point
system is completely useless, I would like it even more if it was gone
because I'm not sure what use it brings besides the very basic human desire
of being praised and noticed. Instead of people helping out of sincerity,
the incentive is selfish and usually leads to a very self-absorbed
community.
5. Tagging Tools - Awesome, this sounds really useful.
6. Markdown - Why not? I'm curious to see more examples where people will
use it but it seems interesting.


On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me> wrote:

> I was looking through some of the plugins at the Q2A site and noticed a
> few that could be useful:
>
> - Polls [1]  -- This plugin would allow us to easily do polls from the
> community on what they think of different things.  It has come up in the
> forums that polls would be a good idea for different things, this would
> allow us to do them easily.
> - FAQ [2] -- This plugin gives us an easily manageable FAQ page for the
> Q2A system.  It is currently tucked away in the Docs [3] which isn't
> convenient.  This would simply add a new page with (seemingly) easy
> administration in the Q2A Admin section.
> - Badges [4] -- This one gives us a nice badge system for users.  It has
> been said that things like this are good for communities.  Why not give it
> a shot?
> - Tagging Tools [5] -- This will give us the ability to set synonyms to
> tags to automatically make say "HTML5" be "HTML" so that we keep somewhat
> standard tagging for main tags.
> - Markdown Editor [6] -- There is some work going into a Markdown editor
> already (Sorry, can't remember by whom for my life.) but this plugin could
> be just what we need to get the job done.
>
> Thoughts on these?
>
> Thanks,
> -Garbee
>
> [1] https://github.com/NoahY/q2a-**poll<https://github.com/NoahY/q2a-poll>
> [2] https://github.com/NoahY/q2a-**faq <https://github.com/NoahY/q2a-faq>
> [3] http://docs.webplatform.org/**wiki/WPD:Q&A_FAQ<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Q&A_FAQ>
> [4] https://github.com/NoahY/q2a-**badges<https://github.com/NoahY/q2a-badges>
> [5] https://github.com/svivian/**q2a-tagging-tools<https://github.com/svivian/q2a-tagging-tools>
> [6] http://codelair.co.uk/11/**markdown-editor-plugin-q2a<http://codelair.co.uk/11/markdown-editor-plugin-q2a>
>
>
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