[Haskell-cafe] Maintaining the community
nicolas.frisby at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 11:54:09 EDT 2007
FYI, Gmail *can* kill threads, the Geniuses just deemed it unworthy of
a UI presence. This is news to me and related to earlier comments in
this thread. HTH
On 7/13/07, Nicolas Frisby <nicolas.frisby at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps an information retrieval pipedream, but what if we attempted
> an automated FAQ answerer? I'm sure some keywords pop-up often enough
> in certain chunks of first posts (heterogenous lists, existential
> error messages, SOE and graphics, category functor monad, etc). It
> could respond with the standard links to the Wiki pages and research
> Of course we would want to keep it on a leash for a while during
> training and taming.
> If we integrate it with the list, it might even belay the list
> message, giving the user a chance to read its response before
> * not quite helpful, send to list anyway
> * never send me this rubbish again
> Or we could avoid such invasive methods all together and just
> auto-post a rather comprehensive answer.
> Just a neat thought -- and another potentially nifty and well-sought
> tool written in Haskell.
> On 7/13/07, Philippa Cowderoy <flippa at flippac.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, brad clawsie wrote:
> > > to improve the list, might i suggest
> > >
> > > - push chatter to IRC
> > >
> > This is problematic for some kinds of techie chatter, where email makes it
> > easier to get all the maths down.
> > > - take this service off of email entirely. try a web forum system (you
> > > may have to slum it and use php). i don't recommend nntp, that just
> > > forces us to use gmane since very few isps provide nntp now. a web
> > > forum would allow you to segment interest sections while retaining a
> > > global search etc. if you use code like slash, you can just moderate
> > > noise makers off the page. you can set up a yahoo group in ten minutes.
> > >
> > A global search might be an idea to add to our existing archives,
> > otherwise I'm still not convinced.
> > --
> > flippa at flippac.org
> > Society does not owe people jobs.
> > Society owes it to itself to find people jobs.
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