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RE: W3C tools Re: Named & Numbered Issues was: Leading ... IRC

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 23:42:00 -0400
To: "'Charles McCathieNevile'" <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001401c76f58$b890c8d0$0702a8c0@Guides.local>

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> John Joseph Bachir wrote:
> > Mike Schinkel wrote:
> > > ... or someone else be appointed to identify and
> > > manage a list of issues. This would allos discussions
> > > on identified issues would need to have those issue
> > > name/numbers in the subject...
> > > 
> > Sounds an awful lot like a web forum. If the list is
> > going to be so overwhelmingly busy, with segmented (in
> > a good way) sub-discussions, then a web forum would be
> > very appropriate. However I think trying to recreate
> > that structure on the email list will prove unwieldy
> > and inefficient. For example, consider the turnaround
> > time required to suggest and create a new numbered
> > issue.
> > 
> W3C has some useful tools that work with mailing lists
> and IRC, and which it is worth learning about.
> For this case, the one that rocks is Tracker/trackbot -
> created by Dean Jackson. It allows creating an issue with
> a name, to which it gives a number. It reads the mailing
> list, and any time it sees ISSUE-123 then the archived
> version of that email is added to the list of emails on
> the topic. If you invite trackbot to the IRC channel, it
> also notes where in the minutes ISSUE-123 was discussed.
> (It does the same thing with action items, so you can
> track them. And you can see it at work for the WebAPI
> group at http://www.w3.org/2006/webapi/track/ which I
> recommend for members of this group).
Thanks for explaining the tools. So do you see my proposal as being
something that can use this tools for this list?

-Mike Schinkel
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Received on Monday, 26 March 2007 03:42:23 UTC

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