[Haskell-cafe] Maintaining the community

Thorkil Naur naur at post11.tele.dk
Fri Jul 13 11:16:33 EDT 2007


On Friday 13 July 2007 17:08, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> Hi
> > > * At any point, create haskell-new-users at .
> > >   This would have the advantage that people might not be so intimidated
> > >   at making their first post here, and posts wouldn't be answered with
> > >   category theory or scary type extensions.
> > >   The disadvantages are that it makes an artificial barrier (when is
> > >   someone ready to post to haskell@ instead?)
> >
> > Just an idea: How about haskell-first-post@ to encourage the second post 
to go
> > to haskell@? Or is that too dictator-like?
> Why not learning at haskell.org, for people who aren't using Haskell to
> do things, but are working through tutorials.

The idea with haskell-first-post@ would be to make it extremely easy for 
people to select which list to post to. For example, with a "learning" list, 
I would be uncertain myself. Whether it would also be easy for "answerers" to 
figure out how to behave, I don't know. In any case, it is important (as 
others have also said) not to lose the situation that mixes new-comers with 

> A number of questions 
> relate directly to books such as SOE, and these could be easily
> answered there.
> Thanks
> Neil

Best regards

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