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Re: [Q2A] Possible useful additions

From: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:04:50 -0400
Message-ID: <508FB452.3060301@garbee.me>
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
First, the numbers weren't numbering the items themselves (or else I 
would have used an ordered list) they were reference numbers to the 
links at the bottom of the email.

Usage of Polls would hopefully be restricted to Admins only so we can 
setup polls relating to community functions.  It wouldn't be something 
(I hope) that people can just use to ask whatever.  The question system 
itself should be a poll by using the voting system on answers that have 
been submitted already.

Markdown usage is mainly for linking and some basic (bold and italics 
for example) styling.  It is useful for things when used properly, if 
not it just gets annoying letting people put markup in their posts.


On 10/29/2012 11:55 PM, Taylor Costello wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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
>     [2] https://github.com/NoahY/q2a-faq
>     [3] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Q&A_FAQ
>     [4] https://github.com/NoahY/q2a-badges
>     [5] https://github.com/svivian/q2a-tagging-tools
>     [6] http://codelair.co.uk/11/markdown-editor-plugin-q2a
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