Re: WIKI: contact info for contributors
On Fri, 2008-12-26 at 22:18 +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> Wiki's strength is low theashold for entry to contribute. This comes
> with price. At this moment, for normal DD, it is not easy to trace
> contributors and ask and discuss those contribution with them.
I am experiencing the same problem.
> When I see somewhat broken contribution, I am not brave enough to revert
> them. They seems to have good idea.
Yes. And it is sometime difficult to find a way to correct contribution
in a way so contributors don't feel like "you" are reverting/undoing
> I have been somewhat successful with google user name. But we should
> have some some interface to expose user's contact e-mail address.
Humm that's a good idea, but I don't know how to implement them, without
making people upset that we "publish their email".
Some random ideas...
Tick-in the option "Publish my email (not my wiki homepage) in author
info" in users' preference pages.
+ That's easy to implement (I guess).
- This option is going to make many contributors upset.
Automatically create a wiki-homepage for each wiki account, then configure
users' preference page so each user is subscribed to it's own page.
- Probably more difficult to implement.
- The system could be abused to send spam.
+ The email isn't exposed.
Develop a tool to expose the email, for wiki users only.
+ we restrict who can have access the email account
- We still publish users email account.
Extract the accounts' email, then published it on a [Debian|Alioth] machine.
Wait for Lenny's version, and use openID (I am not completely sure it would help).
... or something else.