On Apr 14, 2005, at 3:44 AM, Ferran Jorba wrote:
> Along those lines, I'd favour that the projects page could be converted
> to a wiki. So people could add, correct, or comment software packages
> as they test and learn them. Myself, I'd be more than happy to
> to it.
That's an interesting idea. And, we could definitely do more than just
I got burned often and much by being an early wiki adopter. Wikispam
ate multiple once-useful sites, and others languished, underdeveloped.
Perhaps better engines like wikimedia's can keep spam to a minimum,
now, though, and so many more people know and love wiki, so.
I'm more concerned about sheer volume of editors... you need a good
number of people committed to making something like that work, and
while there are many here on this list, it's still far fewer than the
numbers involved in the big-name, good wiki-based sites.
Separately, in the early days, I was very concerned with giving all
packages a fair shot at public recognition, and hence was totally
against commenting systems. It didn't seem like a good idea to allow
that one or two bad comments might distract people from considering
what might otherwise be a good option, even if it came from some random
hacker nobody's heard of before (indeed it seems a lot of our good
options these days have such origins :).
So, I'm hesitant, but, obviously, what's there now isn't working.
What do others think?