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Re: Forums

From: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 18:36:32 +0000
Message-ID: <CAMCRKiJyis8f3vGZFZvbBqJpXXXmsfUKmbSHv1Erv3AiTJaRgw@mail.gmail.com>
To: juancarlospaco@ubuntu.com
Cc: "Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com" <mtanalin@yandex.ru>, www-style@w3.org

"Because we always have" is not good enough. Sorry, I'm wading in here
with my newbie boots, but do you realise how incredibly off-putting
the technology and systems the W3C use for communication are to people
wanting to get involved?

Even for people as passionate and committed as me, it's an incredible
battle to get involved. I don't think it's a good argument to keep the
status quo that "it works for now". Horses worked fine too, but we
invented the car because it was better. The rest of the web are
driving cars and the W3C is sitting in it's horse-drawn-carriage
causing irritation with the general population who are sharing the
same roads and wondering what's going on.

The 'friendly on phone' thing is a false argument. Get a forum theme
that's light-weight. Done. I also don't think that one specific and
rare use case is much of an argument to hold back what would be a
massive improvement for the majority of use cases.
Received on Thursday, 5 January 2012 18:37:00 UTC

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