[Mono-list] mono wiki

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Sat Aug 25 15:10:33 EDT 2007

On Sat, 2007-08-25 at 12:07 -0500, Austin Winstanley wrote:
> Just telling us "Post it on the mailing list and we'll get around to
> it", seems, at least to me, like a write-off.

It may seem like a write-off, but it isn't, not exactly.

It's more like, "Post it to the mailing list, and if (1) we like it, and
(2) you do it often enough*, we'll create an account for you."

* Where "often enough" may be only one posting; it's somewhat

This is identical in principal to what we do for developers:


So there is a barrier to entry (posting something to mono-list), but it
should be a somewhat low barrier of entry.

> Why don't yall grant some accounts, and if they get abused, you could
> always pull them...

This gets back to the issue of there (probably) not being enough
resources to police the Wiki to check for abuse.  It's easier to just
let reasonably trustworthy people in to start.

Which isn't to say that you're not "reasonably trustworthy."  You'll
just be _more_ reasonably trustworthy after you send something to
mono-list/mono-docs-list/etc. :-)

 - Jon

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