[dojo-contributors] Google Groups management

Nikolai Onken nikolai at nikolaionken.com
Thu May 28 08:12:42 EDT 2009

That goes well together with the tagging idea (e.g. #dijit.layout).
Even though we can't enforce this on the users we can make sure we  
have a solid "guide" and use those little helpers ourselves.

And yah, extracting those infos to have dedicated ways of displaying  
that info shoule be fairly trivial.


On May 28, 2009, at 2:02 PM, sam foster wrote:

> evolt.org has had a mailing list for eons, and they have a couple of
> formatting conventions that lets them power some nice features on the
> website.
> One is <tip title="some cool tip" author="my name">
> Some code snippet or other tip that can stand alone from the email
> thread context. and be harvested for publishing on the website
> </tip>
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Mike Wilcox <mwilcox at sitepen.com>  
> wrote:
>> I believe it was ruled out as not sufficient. I bring it up because I
>> want to throw my vote in there that I agree. I wanted SO to work, but
>> it doesn't – it's too different.  I also prefer email support and
>> would be happy with either of the solutions that we are going to vote
>> on.
>> Maybe if the email stays internal we can build something that
>> automatically archives the *good* messages – aka, the ones marked as
>> solutions, and make them into a searchable database. No such power
>> over Google Groups, which incidentally, is not searchable via the  
>> web,
>> although it is within Google Groups (I'm sure someone will correct me
>> if I'm wrong).
>> Note there is a barrier to entry for some just checking out Dojo and
>> having to join a mailing list to ask a question on how to get started
>> (which is why forum-like interfaces were being mentioned I'm sure).
>> And there's still IRC which is really, really good.
>> Mike Wilcox
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