On 8 Oct 2006, at 21:32, charles.r.matthews(a)ntlworld.com wrote:
Stephen Streater wrote
If this project becomes boring,
interesting people won't contribute.
There is a general distrust of dynamism,
and this is a cultural flaw here which I am
happy to do my bit to neutralise.
There is something to this. We still need 'be bold!'. There are
probably still substantial areas of content to open up, and the
pioneers need something less plodding than just mumbling policy as
I'd like something along the lines of:
an editor should expect to come across
the existence of one existing policy or
guideline for the first time every 100
or so edits.
If we have too steep or long a learning
curve - by for example needing to know
fifty pages of policy, guidelines and process
to get started - content people will be put off
at the expense of process people. It's easy
for long timers to forget that the system was
much simpler when they joined.