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

नमस्ते स्वक्ष !!  :)

(Hello svashka), good to see you posting here again.

Thankyou very much for your appreciation. :) You've made some very useful points. It really helps to have different points of view, different ways of saying things. Thankyou. :)

On 12/08/2005, at 10:49 PM, || स्वक्ष || svaksha wrote:

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.<snip>

This is a terrific idea, and it would certainly work in the D-W wiki. We sort of started that with the translation page, which nominated focus people for each language, but it's only started.

Certainly a list of contact people, and a FAQ-type page to filter into it, would make it much easier for new people to find information and build up confidence. Your "anonymous" point is well-made: there are plenty of people who are much more comfortable with reading the manual or following the research links, without talking about it publicly. The more resources we have available on the site and in the wiki, and the more awareness we spread about their availability, the more we will help D-Ws in general. :)

I am willing to be a contact person for translation, although Christian has much more experience in Debian translation than I. If he doesn't have the time... or I could be a backup person for him, since he gets very busy. (He's currently on holiday, so we'll have to wait on that one.)

Packaging has come up as a key area, so it would be great to have someone as a focus person for that, perhaps one for new packagers and one for more advanced situations?

Someone for IRC, someone to assist with issues in accessing online videos etc. of D-W information and other tutes online.

I think it would be good to have a few people who are willing to field general enquiries, too, because they can probably save the specialists some time with simple or common enquiries. Again, I'd be willing to be one of those.

I'd really like to put up a D-W wiki page on finding info in general (to which I hope others would add): finding info is never an easy thing to do in another language, and we can't assume that everyone understands the way search engines work, sites work, and the machinery of communication online works, email, mailing lists, fora, chat etc., plus tips on how to find information most effectively, probably our most important time-saving skill with the Net (apart from not getting caught up in email all day <cough>).

The Translate Wiki is an excellent example of dealing with the most common questions, helping people access information from different sources, how to handle different situations (probably the first place I would refer a new translator), so it might be a useful model for part of this:


Just a few ideas. :)

from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)

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