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02-28-2009, 06:12 PM
This is a suggestion to create a forum for 'gripes' or 'grievances' with the Tablet or Maemo, in order to improve the quality of posts in other areas of the forum.
It was based upon this thread:
which is now re-located to this forum as it is a more appropriate location for it.
What do you think?
02-28-2009, 06:40 PM
From the title, I was going to suggest standing for the Community Council (http://lists.maemo.org/pipermail/maemo-community/2009-February/003355.html), but I see it's a move of your "grievances" idea.
What benefit would it give? At first thought, it'd appear to be a talking shop of unfocused uselessness; justification welcome :-)
02-28-2009, 06:43 PM
Ah, I've read the rest of that thread now. Most gripes seem to be sparked by something, are there really that many threads started which just are griping, without any questions or solutions being sought?
03-01-2009, 05:05 PM
Thanks for the reply.
Upon second thought, it would appear that you're right on the money: there are too few posts of this nature to justify a 'grievance' forum. I personally find them counter-productive, but I suppose they are limited enough as to be a non-threatening.
Of course, the idea that modifying the organisation of this forum, or other resources in ways that could potentially benefit development is a pretty powerful idea. This is why I changed the title of the thread.
I think that the idea of community improvement is an ongoing discussion that should be upheld. For example, consolidating community voting to determine goals, organising bounties, holding competitions with prizes are all areas that can be represented on this forum, wikis or other web interfaces, that we could collectively contribute to for faster, better development. The result is that the collective benefits.
What's more, is that we could set precedent for other open source communities. A model that can inspire and be applied for the benefit of all (not just NIT junkies).
The alternative is a natural organisation that will tend to a point over time. However, it may be difficult to predict the quality and direction of development using this approach. This concept is exciting, in that unpredicted new systems of organisation may surface that nobody planned on. However, I suspect this will be true without a little helpful organisation from and by the community.
What do you think?
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