[dojo-contributors] Forums to Die, Mail vote.
peller at gmail.com
Thu May 28 22:00:57 EDT 2009
+1 on getting rid of forums
0 on Nabble over Google Groups
+1 on encouraging people to use SO -- it's orthogonal to the forum v. e-mail
discussion, I think, but could help move some of that traffic to a more
productive format. It does mean we need to monitor two things for support
instead of one, but I think the structure makes it worthwhile.
On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 7:10 PM, Peter E Higgins <dante at dojotoolkit.org>wrote:
> Hi Developers,
> The time has come to end this discussion. We've been having it for
> quite some time, and it is apparent that _something_ must happen in
> the immediate future as our users are suffering from a number of
> different issues.
> We all can agree to this point on the following:
> a) Multiple static support outlets is not helping anyone.
> * We're dividing our already overworked developers into forums and
> mailing lists, signficantly reducing the participation in either.
> b) The usability of the Drupal Forums is poor.
> c) E-mail is future proof.
> So, at last night's meeting we had a healthy discussion
> [dojo.deathmatch(ftw)] trying to come to a consensus. The summary is,
> more or less:
> The forums need to go away. We need to make them read-only, and
> clearly direct everyone to the mailing list. This needs to happen
> immediately and precisely so there are no confused users during the
> transition and no one wondering where to find support. We want to keep
> email, as it is the preference of the majority and has been reliable
> for years now. The idea is to pick an email outlet and work from
> there on the interface, either adopting groups or nabble, but
> ultimately tie it into whatever email system we pick.
> So I'm proposing a vote on the more specific issue of what to do
> _after_ we discontinue the forums. The vote is:
> Vote to continue using the existing in-house mailing lists, while
> allowing external interfaces via the users choice of software (nabble
> or similar software to be linked to from dtk.org and people can use
> email or other options). In the future we are open to providing
> additional interfaces either internally or externally as appropriate.
> Dojo-interest will be renamed and/or split into 1 or more mailing
> lists as deemed appropriate by discussion and/or voting (or we can
> stick wit t he dojo-core/dijit/dojox if desired). All existing
> mailing list users will automatically be integrated into this
> process. Archives will continue as they are and can be styled further
> in the future if desired or left as they are (and pretty standard
> among mailing list archives)
> Your votes will be weighted based on participation in either the
> forums or mailing lists. I'm +1, which is more +5ish ;)
> Peter E Higgins
> Dojo Project Lead : http://dojotoolkit.org
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