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Re: [WPW] Weak start w/ week 1 - repeat?

From: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:50:39 +0000
To: Max Polk <maxpolk@gmail.com>
CC: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF2A3C03.CD56F%julee@adobe.com>
Ahhhh! Max! You’re right! At the top of the page, it says:

“To get started, pick a task for an article, and email the
public-webplatform email list to reserve that task for yourself!”

And below it does say, “ notify the coordinator by emailing the

But the lack of the name of a coordinator in the table might deter some
folks from emailing the public list!

I populated the coordinator field with the names of folks who have said
they would take on that role.

Please continue to give us feedback about the gaps and blockers to getting


Julee Burdekin
Content Strategist
Adobe Web Platform

On 2/19/14, 10:44 AM, "Max Polk" <maxpolk@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com> wrote:
>> We have gotten some interest for week 1, but we did not get everything
>> assigned.
>The barrier to volunteering is requiring a coordinator to exist before
>you can help.  Could we consider ditching the vertical hierarchy and
>make it more of a horizontal free-for-all?  The instructions are [1]:
>"pick any open task ..., and notify the coordinator."  There wasn't a
>coordinator for most of the week, and only having a few minutes here
>or there was unable to help, unable to be a coordinator myself.
>Each JavaScript page has two vehicles to anarchic volunteering.  Hit
>the "+ Add comment" that float to the left of form-aware sections, and
>also the "discussion page" (access via Tools | Discussion).  We could
>put what we reviewed there somehow.
>We then need only one coordinator each week to corral the anarchy into
>useful work.  At week end, the coordinator reviews all the comments or
>discussions, validates it's all good or makes changes, then sets a
>flag (something like "this has been reviewed").
>[1] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Meta:web_platform_wednesday

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