[python] Re: [OT] some list technical notes

  • From: Dirk Steuwer <dirk@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 18:56:04 +0100


I can second that notion to a large extend.
I personally enjoy maillinglists, because the content comes to you. With a 
forum, i keep having to point my browser to it, trying to find out what & 
where the new stuff is.
For this very reason, the big buzzword web2.0 is all about you applying to 
newsfeeds from websites having specific content delivered to your door.

The perfect addition in my view would be a wiki. A website where anyone 
interested can manipulate its content and upload pictures, i.e. to his python 
project, showing all projects nicely side by side. Technical matters would be 
discussed on this list, and the outcome presented in a nice format somewhere 
in the wiki. Nice thing about a wiki is that things like hierarchy can evolve 
over time. Projects like pmwiki are not difficult to set up, i would even say 
much simpler, than a forum.
This has the advantage, that Juergen isn't the only one, editing his great 
project overview, but rather all of us can do our share.
Forums are pretty static. Posts are ordered by date, with maybe one level of 
structure, only to be changed by the admin. If you're after something 
special, you'll have to search there, instead of searching locally in your 
mailbox (which should be a lot faster)


Am Freitag 23 Februar 2007 17:43 schrieb Jürgen Mages:
> Forwarded to the list:
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Betreff: structure
> Datum: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 15:13:50 +0100
> Von: Dirk Jan Luiting <dj.luiting@xxxxxxxxx>
> An: jmages@xxxxxx
> Hi J,
> since i changed to gmail and linux, i cant send msg from my subscribed
> email anymore.
> so that's why a direct mail
> you can forward, modify etc what you want with this msg
> to come directly to the point,
> i don't thing "the Internet" in general is going to the forum direction.
> i think however nice of this guy, i don't want to offend, it is totally
> boring.
> who is nowadays interested in ploughing through old forums.
> nono i would say.
> you content, projects and members are far too interesting to tuck away in a
> forum.
> the other big issue is that you want action, not a forum
> think in the lines of a home page introducing the python,
> lift up some tips of the veil,
> and then allow for each built python to have its own sub page,
> (so not per user, but per project)
> with pics, specs and user feedback messages/blog.
> also throw in a theoretical forum or interactive part, can be same, with
> messages.
> then you can send out weekly newsletters with links to the newly added
> remarks and texts/pics.
> that way you don't receive out mails everyday, and directly go to the
> projects you re interested in.
> what you setup then, is a structure where the projects have a central role
> with their comments.
> projects is what you want, not tucked away conversation
> the structure should be as less hierarchical as possible i guess,
> with only a general python page to lure visitors in.
> and, you can win wars without guns, all you need is style;
> http://www.treehugger.com/
> get a designer to do it for you, or smartly copy, its well worth it.
> also, because you have such selected crowd around you,
> indeed involve them in the choice of platform,
> and give them special rights through membership remarks possibility etc.
> what you do IS special and WELL worth some extra effort in choosing
> direction for the info's.
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