[Mono-list] mono wiki

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Sat Aug 25 18:01:59 EDT 2007

On Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 03:10:33PM -0400, Jonathan Pryor wrote:
> 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
> inconsistent.
> This is identical in principal to what we do for developers:
> 	http://www.mono-project.com/SVN#Obtaining_Write_Access
> So there is a barrier to entry (posting something to mono-list), but it
> should be a somewhat low barrier of entry.

It would be good if that policy got written up on the wiki.  The wiki
pages regarding editing of content at:
http://www.mono-project.com/Mono_Documentation_Improvement_Project seem
contradictory to the policy at hand.

It is your policy to set.  It would be good to document that policy on
the wiki.

> > 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. :-)

Fair enough.  My personal experience has shown that as long as you have
anti spam engine enabled on your wiki (moinmoin has a good one, I assume
media wiki has something equivalent), just requiring self registering
accounts is enough to keep abuse out.

Given that it took 2 emails to mono-list to even get this thread
rolling, I'm a bit unenthused in it being a gating element in getting
access to the wiki.  I'd like to hope the guy behind me would have the
ability to fix my aweful spelling mistakes (which I am known to make
from time to time), without emailing here first. :)

Anyway, in the mean time, I'll be writing up the information on the
OpenSim wiki instead: http://openmv.org/wiki/MonoSqlite.  It will be
written in various small time chunks, so don't expect much for the next
week or so, but it will evolve over time.



Sean Dague                                       Mid-Hudson Valley
sean at dague dot net                            Linux Users Group
http://dague.net                                 http://mhvlug.org

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