[Haskell-cafe] Maintaining the community
naur at post11.tele.dk
Fri Jul 13 11:16:33 EDT 2007
On Friday 13 July 2007 17:08, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> > > * 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 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.
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