Cool idea. I'd be in.
--- Robin Shannon <robin.shannon(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Count me in for learning PHP in a group. I'd love
dont have the skills... yet. Anyone else?
On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 00:13:36 -0500 (EST), Shaun
--- Tim Starling
> Matt R wrote:
> > --- Tim Starling wrote:
> >>Unfortunately it seems most programmers on
> Wikipedia would rather think
> >>of excuses, complain about the lack of
> and file bug reports.
> > There's an unfortunate tendency on Wikipedia
> suppose that if you identify a
> > problem that you can fix, then you have an
> obligation to fix it. Even if you
> > have the capability, there is no moral
> for volunteers to do anything
> > at all on Wikipedia, and documenting a problem
> already a positive
> > contribution, albeit a comparatively minor
> course, to grumble or whine
> > about a problem that you've identified is
> churlish, as you have no right to
> > expect that others fix things on your behalf.
> > But to get to the point: I'm very grateful to
> developers. I would quite
> > like to hack on Mediawiki myself some day, but
> right now I prefer to spend my
> > time contributing to the content of articles
> this is not an *excuse*; this
> > is a choice, and I (only mildly!) resent any
> I'm sorry if I caused offence, I just wanted to
> impress on everyone that
> Wikipedia has barely any developers. If you're
> wondering why some
> feature hasn't been written yet, it's because
> there's been no-one around
> to write it. Most of the active developers seem
> be more interested
> writing features for a general audience than for
> Wikimedia projects.
> There's more editors on the Old English
> than there are
> developers overall. Maybe Matt doesn't want to
> and that's fine. I
> get the feeling Gerrit doesn't either. But is
> anyone? Every second
> Wikipedian seems to know a programming language.
> just need, say, two
> or three developers willing to put in a few
-- Tim Starling
I currently have some time on my hands and I'd
be able to learn how to contribute. What do you
exactly, only people who know PHP?
I little about PHP but I would be willing to learn
from scratch :). Hopefully there are other people
want to learn, we can form a little group and go
though a few tutorials. This way people who know
could help multiple people at once learn saving
How long would you guess it take before a person
learn enough PHP to be useful on MediaWiki?
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