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a way to increase participation?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat 12 Feb 2005 at 06:11

This site is a great idea. To attract more authors, perhaps it would help to allow people to submit questions they need the answers to, and advertise the questions on the front page. Then, people who think they know the answer and feel like helping out could write an article by way of explanation. The attraction? The writer is guaranteed and audience of at least one other person!

It might help to award small prizes for the most popular articles, eg a debian t-shirt or a Tux. Or, encourage the questioners to participate in writing the article - they get their answer, but more importantly, they write down the answer.

Here's a question I would like help with:
What methods are there for keeping a fleet of debian machines in sync, so that all have the same packages (and same _versions_ of packages). What are the up/down sides of the method(s) you use?

 

 


Re: a way to increase participation?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Sat 12 Feb 2005 at 15:31
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As you can see there is a questions catagory which can be used for people to post questions already!

I think it makes most sense for replies to such questions to be posted as comments to the original post - that avoids fragmentation, and allows the original sumittor of the piece to follow the responses.

As for prizes, well if ever there is money generated from the site instead of lost that could well be an option ;)

I'll answer your actually question later once I've given it some thought ..

Steve
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Re: a way to increase participation?
Posted by glanz (216.209.xx.xx) on Sat 12 Feb 2005 at 20:01
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I have been playing around (configuring, reconfiguring my system; installing, reinstalling, recompiling) with udev since it was bragged up as being the cat's pajamas, the cure for all that ails mankind, the balm for ugliness in middle-aged men, and the antidote for cluelessness in debian users. I have never got it to work properly on any system installation, and I have tried several. So my preliminary and hopefully revokable opinion of udev is that it SUX. I know more than a few dozen Debian users here in Montreal. All of them have "udevitis". It there a vaccine available?(^> /v) ~~glanz

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Re: a way to increase participation?
Posted by suspended user Boronx (4.4.xx.xx) on Mon 14 Feb 2005 at 18:41
Well, I'm coming from debianhelp.org, a relative newb, and what I'd like to see is a working How-To oriented wiki. I've got some rough ones I've written for myself as I learn new tricks, but since they undoubtedly suck, I'd rather they were edited into goodness and not commented into a quivering, humiliating heap.

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Re: a way to increase participation?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Mon 14 Feb 2005 at 19:48
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Wikis are inherently hard to force quality on - as anybody can make additions, sometimes for the better and sometimes not.

I think a good medium ground would be to have something like a wiki where pieces could be voted as "complete", at which point general editting would be disabled. Still I guess that goes against the freedom most users expect from a Wiki.

The Debian Wiki is relatively noise-free and useful, but it's not aimed exclusively at new users.

Steve
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Re: a way to increase participation?
Posted by suspended user Boronx (68.118.xx.xx) on Sat 12 Mar 2005 at 07:17
A freer wiki could be more noob friendly, since it would encourage noobs to participate.

The debianhelp wiki is great: the info in there is not top notch, but I've found that it points me in the right direction faster than anything else.

Also, if there's one thing I've learned from using Linux its that you can never be sure that you know all there is to know on a subject.

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