[uf-discuss] Social Media Group?

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 19:19:05 PDT 2006

On 9/14/06, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/14/06, Scott Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> wrote:
> > Lucas, do you have any specific proposals for improvement or is just
> > wikis in general you don't like?  I think everyone here wants to make
> > this community more conducive to participation, so if you can explain
> > what exactly makes you so hesitant to participate, we might be able
> > to improve it.
> It's not about wikis as a tool, it's about this bizarre and ridiculous
> idea that using microformats.org is a requirement.    Work should
> happen wherever it is convenient and productive, just like with open
> source work, Linux work, web work, IETF work, scientific research, etc
> ad infinitum.
> If you want to have a centralized site, be an aggregator or a source
> of useful resources that will attract developers.  There is no point
> at all in treating work on other web sites as less valid.

Yeah, I don't think it's less valid. It simply isn't as visible to the
rest of the community without extra effort -- and therefore requires
some additional work on the part of the creator to spread it and get
additional eyeballs.

I agree that you should be able to use whatever tool makes the most
sense for your work; you also have to accept that there may be
secondary effects to choosing a certain context or tool.

In any case, it's fine if Chris wants to work externally on hRelease
-- it just means that it's not as convenient for those of us who do
subscribe to the changes of the mf dot org wiki to pitch in.


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