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Re: DW (was: Re: [gnome-women] Getting a Web Site Up & Logo Contest status)

Hello All !

I have been following this and other threads for some time and at the
outset, kudos to Clytie for taking the time and energy to explain what
she believes in.

On 8/11/05, Erinn Clark <erinn@double-helix.org> wrote:
> So I'm wondering: how do we encourage people who have not expressed an
> opinion? Is it really safe to cater to people we don't know rather than

For starters, how about a list of to-do tasks/help required page
listing with a specific volunteer mentor who can contacted for that
task with doubts/questions...so on.
You could also mention the level of expertise required for a task,
knowledge base and any other specific details.
Example: for translation of a particular page, the tools needed by a
newbie would include a  Linux OS installed with the language packages,
keymap for character input and a knowledge of the language he/she
wishes to translate to ;-). Alternately it can include a list of
places where they should go if they face specific problems for  their
Maybe this can be in a wiki form so anyone interested can contribute.
I have seen this in Ubuntu and I feel its a great way for newbies (me
included) to contribute without getting in the way or feeling left

> the existing members who've spoken up? I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm
> all for doing stuff to get new people involved, but I'm unable and
> unwilling to assume that I have any idea what kind of support they need
> or want from us based on some close approximation of potentiailly
> similar anecdotal experience. That way lies madness.
> And to the lurkers who haven't spoken up: please do so. If you think it
> is difficult to contribute or that we are not friendly enough or what
> have you, realize that you have the power to change things.

If a persons contribution is measured by the visibility factor,
decibel level,  or number of posts he/she makes at various lists and
forums then this virtual world would be very noisy indeed ;-)  ...
Seriously,  I'd rather just do something anonymously and walk away...

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