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Re: [Telcon action] More detailed proposal for centralized feedback.

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 20:51:35 -0500
Message-ID: <50B2CB27.8050105@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
CC: public-webplatform@w3.org
Hi, Garbee-

I don't think this is a step back at all. I think it's highly productive 
to step back and look at the simplest way we could accomplish our goals.

I also agree with the goals you've laid out.

I think this should be the primary focus of our discussion on Tuesday.

Regarding the bug-tracker: While I agree with you that nobody (myself 
included) likes Bugzilla very much, we could host our own version of a 
more modern and better-configured Bugzilla as a stable stop-gap for our 
ultimate solution, which we could keep experimenting with.  This would 
remove the problem of having to have a new account for filing bugs, and 
we could easily import all our old bugs. Thoughts?


On 11/25/12 7:18 PM, Jonathan Garbee wrote:
> I think this conversation has been kind-of messy so far.  One of the
> things brought up during the telecon two weeks ago was to do a table
> showing what we were trying to do and what different pieces of software
> would do towards those goals.  That is a great idea and is going to be
> done at some point.  For now I'm putting testing software and figuring
> things towards that out on hold for a bit.
> Let's try to simply list what the goals of centralizing things are first
> and work our way forward from there.  Yes, I do know this seems like a
> huge step back after a couple thousand word emails; overall though I
> think hopefully making things clearer by rebooting will help us all. So,
> here is a quick list of what I think we should be trying to solve based
> on what the original conversation was and then from a few things that
> happened from the initial conversation:
> * Bug tracking on the WPD domain.  --There was a bit of talk at launch
> with people upset over needing yet another account and with this in
> particular even requiring one on another domain; plus, I don't think too
> many of us honestly like Bugzilla for our use-case.
> * A way to track content revisions. --We have a handful of ways right
> now to track edits and who is working on or should do what.
> * A system for discussing content in detail outside of being a main part
> of content. --Things like controversial topics or things people just
> want some discussion on.
> * Issues that people have with the content. --This could fall under
> content revisions.  I'm thinking specifically about people suggesting
> ways of improving sentences or other grammatical things without actually
> editing it themselves.  Mostly what I see the current comment system
> being used for, but not as effectively as we could have a system working.
> Are there any targets I missed in that list or you feel should be
> changed?  Let's get a target and why.  Then worry about how to solve the
> problem later in discussion.
> Thanks,
> -Garbee
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