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Re: Proposal for building knowledgebase website.

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Proposal for building knowledgebase website.
Date: 2005-06-09 22:00:24
Message-ID: E7F85A1B5FF8D44C8A1AF6885BC9A0E490E421@ratbert.vale-housing.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Josh Berkus [mailto:josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com] 
> Sent: 09 June 2005 22:52
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [pgsql-www] Proposal for building knowledgebase website.
> 
> Dave,
> 
> > Count you out why? Is it the fact that I'm advocating 
> keeping everything
> > in one site, or that I'm suggesting we don't need advanced 
> features like
> > customisable workflows or other whizz-bang features? What 
> exactly do you
> > want that you don't think you will get from what I'm suggesting?
> 
> In a nutshell?  A place where someone who wants to submit and 
> article can 
> do so in < 10 minutes (*including* any markup time).   A place where 
> someone wanting to translate an article can do it in 
> point-and-click-and-translate time.  A place where someone can easily 
> locate the article which covers their problem if it exists.

Yes, all of which is important, and none of which I don't believe can be
achieved in the way I've suggested.

> Barring that, I'm waiting for at least an acknowledgement 
> from you that 
> there's a direct relationship between easy-to-use and 
> number-of-contributors.  If you're convinced that there's no 
> relationship 
> at all, then I don't think we can communicate.

I never argued that there wasn't a relationship - in fact, I explicitly
agreed that we do need more people to be involved! What I said was, that
from a development point of view, getting an easy to use joe-public
interface should be secondary to getting the basic system up and
running. Kinda like not waiting for pgAdmin to be released before
releasing PostgreSQL.

Regards, Dave

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