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Re: [Bulk] Re: Forums

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 11:26:10 +0100
Message-ID: <B42D29375171407D9F5FC8240850579B@FREMYD2>
To: "Matthew Wilcox" <elvendil@gmail.com>, "Sylvain Galineau" <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Maybe an "uservoice-like" website for CSS? This has proven to be a good way 
to gather ideas from the community in a way that doesn't obstruct the 
internal discussion channels.

I've seen many cases where people in the list create "polls" on their blog 
or on twitter to help them make a choice. Maybe using a more global system 
may prove useful.

To succeed, such a system need :

(1) to be baked by the w3c work group
(2) a way to add a feedback entry (max 500 chars) + autosearch for duplicate 
when typing + a way to "+1" ideas from other people
(3) someone in the group responsible to scan new entries from time to time 
and present them in f2f, telcon or based on any other regular schedule
(4) some people responsible for merging redundant entries, and closing 
already implemented ones (with a reference to spec) -- those do not need to 
be in workgroup as long as they are trusted by the group
(5) a way for any workgroup member to post a "poll", for exemple for 
competing syntaxes

Do the WG chairmans think it would be possible to maintain such an 
infrastructure? Do you think it would bring sufficient return/investment?

-----Message d'origine----- 
From: Matthew Wilcox
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2012 10:47 AM
To: Sylvain Galineau
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: [Bulk] Re: Forums


My apologies - that was an assumption I should not have made. With that 
said, your numbers do not prove that more people have been participating, 
they prove that more posts have been made.

@ all

What we are trying to fix is the user friendliness of the system, and the 
public facing aspect of the group. Right now, for non-members, it is 
incredibly painful trying to find out anything that the group has been 
discussing because of the poor way in which the conversations are exposed 
online. It's also off-putting from most web designers to have to go through 
the list process to join.

To put my "being questionably generalist" hat on again - I expect that using 
these archaic communication methods attracts a certain type of person and 
puts off another. Sadly I think it's the designer types that get put off, 
and yet it is those people for whom we are making CSS. Engineer types and/or 
network enthusiasts seem less put off. 
Received on Saturday, 7 January 2012 10:34:21 UTC

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