[uf-discuss] uf-dev ( was "Idea: beginners/getting started list")

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Oct 11 15:33:15 PDT 2006

On Oct 11, 2006, at 11:44 AM, Scott Reynen wrote:
> On Oct 11, 2006, at 12:51 PM, Ryan King wrote:
>> We've had a policy of only allowing people who have  
>> implementations (parsers and such) to join the list. We haven't  
>> been good at following up on people's requests to join the list.  
>> We currently have more than 100 people in the queue and the queue  
>> isn't getting any smaller. :(
>> Fixing this has been on my radar for awhile, but I'm still lacking  
>> good ideas, I'm open to any suggestions on how to make the process  
>> of signing up easier, yet keep the discussion focused on those  
>> with actual experience.
> What percentage of people trying to subscribe to the list get  
> turned away?  Would it work to just let people join freely (leaving  
> the criteria for joining the same) and deal with the few who don't  
> belong there when it becomes clear they don't belong?

Perhaps. Few get turned away. Most just get left in the queue  
forever. Active moderation may be a better solution.


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