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Re: newbie

From: Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org> <renoir@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:23:28 -0400
To: Darren <bittledroid@gmail.com>,"public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7D1C4339-8A29-425D-929F-B392737EC6CC@w3.org>
Hi Darren,

I'm the site systems maintainer, welcome among us!!


On April 11, 2015 6:37:42 AM EDT, Darren <bittledroid@gmail.com> wrote:
>Hi all
>
>Just wanted to introduce myself as
>I've only just joined.
>
>I was glad to see the recent mailing
>list debate (Webplatform dead?) as
>I was beginning to wonder. I'm fairly new
>to web development and came 
>across the site whilst trying to 
>find somewhere with decent tutorials 
>and best practice web standards.
>
>Being honest I was nearly put off as 
>some tutorials didn't seem to work
>
>and after playing around I discovered 
>that the code was wrong. I was 
>tempted to change it but being a
>newbie and discovering that the docs 
>were still being maintained I decided
>against it. Also the edit link 
>went to an uploads page 

Thanks for this note. I've added this in my FIX ASAP tasks [1].

[1] https://github.com/webplatform/ops/issues/148

>and other pages were redirecting due
>to an infinite loop, I figured it was a bad
>day for the site going live with incorrec
>code will put a lot of new site users off. 

The issue arose when I enabled SSL everywhere, most particularily between our CDN provider and our servers.  

If you find anything else wrong, dont hesitate to send an email to the list.

>
>was not obvious on the page that it 
>was still in progress. 
>Other pages appear with the 
>"In Progress" bar at the side (which I find
>a nice touch) and then I'm not worried if 
>the code isn't perfect.

We refer to those as "Readiness markers"

>
>This experience hasn't put me off
>though and I have decided to stick 

*Ooof =)

>around. It has also made me realise
>that I'm at a stage where I may be 
>able to contribute, be it making minor
>changes. If there are any small 
>jobs that I can do to help then let me
>know, if not then I will be 

We actually did have a sprint to make sure all pages has readiness markers set.

I dont have the link at hand right now but you can find related statuses in the mailing list archive[2]

[2] https://www.w3.org/Search/Mail/Public/search?type-index=public-webplatform&index-type=t&keywords=readiness+markers&search=Search

>lurking in the background until I have
>some more experience, confidence
>and something relevant to contribute.
>
>Regards
>
>Darren

Welcome again!

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