Planning (was: Re: DW (was: Re: [gnome-women] Getting a Web Site Up & Logo Contest status)
On 13/08/2005, at 8:48 AM, Erinn Clark wrote:
I mean, is this an issue of empowerment (or lack thereof)? I have no
idea how to empower someone who's afraid to take the first step except
to tell them not to be afraid. I don't even know how many people are
Encouraging people is useful. As long as _anyone_ is listening,
you're probably being heard. I certainly feel more encouraged now:
more positive suggestions, more willingness to listen. That's great.
Let's build on it.
I agree that lack of actual effort can be a problem, but planning,
and thus focussing what effort we have available, can have very
useful spin-off effects. It's a matter of working out where the
available effort can be most effective.
I'd like to work on making people more aware of our current
information. When people join the list, do they receive the standard
Welcome to D-W list mail? (Sorry, can't remember.) If so, would it be
difficult to include a link to each of the main site and the wiki,
and an encouraging message similar to:
Welcome to Debian-Women! (brief statement of aims) We look forward to
seeing a post from you on the list, maybe a question, or sharing some
experience, or simply saying Hi and introducing yourself. Please
do. :) As to questions, we have some really useful information
(here: main site) and (here: wiki) which can save you time and
or whatever people think appropriate.
To go with that, I think a link on the front page of both the main
site and the wiki called "New to D-W?" would be useful. It could link
to a page which summarizes the available information, a summary page
of links to helpful stuff. It's a bit of a time-saver, and does draw
We do have some good information, and I'd like to publicize it more
in this way, and perhaps in others, although just about everybody
here knows more about working with the media than I do, so I'll bow
out of that one. ;) I have a fatal tendency to say what I think,
which has led to some very entertaining media events (in my opinion,
and in that of the media, perhaps not in that of certain
institutions ;) ) over the years.
I'm going to try to get together a summary of suggestions currently,
and match that with the TODO list, and perhaps we can decide where to
go from there, and plan some goals.
Does that sound useful?
from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm
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