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Bug#601337: www.debian.org: move events/talks/ and events/speakers/ to the wiki


On Wed, 03 Nov 2010, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
>  That's because noone sends in input. The webteam is too small to go dig
> around random places to pick up stuff to offer here, and people aren't
> sending in any stuff.

I know that, it's part of the reason why I believe the wiki to be a better

I am more likely to do the required efforts to publish my talks if I know
that I can do it entirely alone. If I have to bother someone else, I start
- how likely will I loose time because no one is going to act on my
- is my talk important enough to bother someone into adding it to the

Of course, in 99% of the time, the talk will be added and everything is
fine but the simple fact of requiring someone else's work is creating a
mental barrier to some people.

>  How is editing a wiki page that requires login any easier than sending
> a simple mail to debian-www@lists? I don't follow that reasoning.

See above. Also the wiki makes it easier for occasionnal contributors to
feel in the blanks, while on the website only regular contributors (which
are already overworked) can fix stuff.

>  So even before you tried to improve the situation you started right
> ahead with forking the existing part instead of working to fix the
> situation. Way to go, that's definitely a good approach.

I believe the wiki page is the way to improve the situation that is
sustainable on the long term. If the current approach was working, we
would not have this discussion.

If you really want to keep the webpage, I suggest at least to explain
clearly how people should submit new talks. I bet that the "simple mail"
to debian-www@ will become a bug report against www.debian.org to avoid
loosing/missing request of speakers.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer ◈ [Flattr=20693]

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