[Haskell-cafe] Haskell project proposals reddit

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Dec 10 11:59:15 EST 2008

> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 5:34 AM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > I'd like to echo Jason's remarks earlier.
> >
> >    http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell_proposals/
> >
> > We've tried for a couple of years now to efficiently track 'wanted
> > libraries' for the community, but never with much success.
> >
> > In particular, two approaches have been tried:
> >
> >    * a wiki page
> >    * the 200{6,7,8} summer of code trac
> >
> > neither proved workable long term, likely because no one knew about
> > them, they're harder to contribute to and other factors.
> >
> I think this is a wonderful initiative, but I can't shake the feeling
> that reddit is the wrong forum for this. Since reddit is primarily a
> news site it penalises old submissions and eventually moves them out
> of the front page. I can't see how that behavior is good for our
> purposes here. A project proposal that has a thousand upvotes
> shouldn't be moved from the list just because the proposal itself is
> old.
> If we want something that works in the long run we want something like
> reddit but without the "aging" of old submissions. I don't know of any
> such thing but there's bound to be one, this being the internet after
> all.

As Thomas said, the 'top' page is what we're looking for. 

I'm not really interested in the actual number of votes, more in how
cheap it is to add ideas, and the discussion that ensues.

-- Don

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