Re: OSS community interaction (was: Re: *** bluber *** Re: Male xxxxxx enhancement formula^)
On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 09:18:29PM -0700, Ian Greenhoe wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 19:36 +0200, sascha brossmann wrote:
> > 2) the newbie argument is IMHO far overrated: this problem has been
> > ~ vastly discussed in the literature for interface & interaction
> > ~ design (see e. g. cooper/reiman, about face 2.0 - the essentials of
> > ~ interaction design, indanapolis: wiley, 2003 - very recommendable!)
> > ~ the bottom line goes like: think of your main and most important
> > ~ users as intermediate (neither rookies nor wizards) and
> > ~ intelligent, but with limited time. this can be applied to nearly
> > ~ every context.
> > ~ => e.g. a decent and beginner-friendly _how-to-subscribe_ is more
> > ~ helpful in the long run as the main users won't be impacted by
> > ~ negative side-effects.
> I agree with your point. Also worth noting is that a subscription isn't
> necessary in this case. A one-time challenge and response (initiated by
> an attempt to send something to the list) would be just as effective,
> without constraining people to join. The challenge could provide
> instructions to join as well as allowing the user to just post the
> message. Thus, the simple instructions are provided in the most direct
> and natural way possible.
A C/R system on a mailing list? Please don't even consider it.