[r6rs-discuss] Community building
Aaron W. Hsu
arcfide at sacrideo.us
Sat Feb 28 10:59:37 EST 2009
On 28-Feb-2009 Elf wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Feb 2009, Aaron W. Hsu wrote:
>> On 25-Feb-2009 Grant Rettke wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Aaron W. Hsu <arcfide at sacrideo.us> wrote:
>>>> I never understood the reason for dividing up discussion into partitions.
>>> It makes it easier to know where to go for what you want.
>> Easier than having a single forum to use for everything? If everyone
>> were reading it, it should be pretty easy to get help there. I imagine
>> most people would be able to flag their discussions appropriately enough
>> so that filters could be employed, especially if we are talking about
>> clients. I see it done all the time on other groups.
> I do not know of any other serious standards process that has
> intentionally operated amidst off-topic ramblings, spam, and newbie
> questions, without any form of moderation (ie, usenet). There may be
> a reason for this.
In my other emails I acknowledged that this is, indeed, the case. It
doesn't make sense to have formal processes discussed through general
discussion forums. However, general discussion forums are useful for
almost everything else. and I submit, especially suited to handling
multiple Scheme implementations, which I see as the biggest problem in
general discussion so far. People seem to encourage a segregation of
talent away from one location and into a few separate implementation
specific forums. This isn't going to help bring the Scheme community
together, and it isn't going to help in the sharing of talent,
resources, or other valuable insights to help the whole Scheme community
to grow. Rather, it encourages everyone to stay in their own isolated
community without ever venturing out.
Aaron W. Hsu <arcfide at sacrideo.us> | <http://www.sacrideo.us>
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