[Haskell-cafe] Haskellers.com recent changes (and I need some volunteers)

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Oct 12 09:03:06 EDT 2010

Hash: SHA1

On 10/11/10 03:37 , Michael Snoyman wrote:
> "verified users" will be displayed here. I'm also considering adding a
> new status as well: real picture, so that only people with real images
> (not cartoons, not identicons) can show up on the homepage. I think
> this might give a more professional feel. Thoughts?

I think you need to decide which community you intend to support, actually.

On the one hand, a professional organization will prefer to have real names,
real pictures, etc.  On the other, if you want to be a central coordinating
spot for the existing Haskell community, many of us are far better known by
nicknames and identicons.

If you want to support both, then perhaps you need multiple "portals", with
people wanting to be identified professionally registering appropriately in
order to show up in the professional portal.  But then you have the
difficulty of how to show content in each portal (for example, a forum
discussion might be cited in the professional forum, but what if some or all
of the contributors were on the community side?  You might show names and
pictures from the professional side and some kind of placeholder for those
not registered professionally, but then you need to worry about the folks
who want to keep their professional and "online" identities separate.

- -- 
brandon s. allbery     [linux,solaris,freebsd,perl]      allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator  [openafs,heimdal,too many hats]  allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university      KF8NH
Version: GnuPG v2.0.10 (Darwin)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/


More information about the Haskell-Cafe mailing list