[Haskell-cafe] Haskellers.com skills list moderation?

Antoine Latter aslatter at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 17:01:34 EDT 2010

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 8:47 PM, Daniel Peebles <pumpkingod at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Might it be worthwhile to take the elected "superusers" on haskellers.com
>> and let them police the skills list? It's become rather messy, with overly
>> broad terms like "Mathematics" in it, as well as overly specific ones like
>> "Other languages I know: C# .NET, XSLT, Microsoft SQL Server, XML, SQL, CSS,
>> C, C++, Java, HTML, Visual Basic Script, Pascal, Rexx, Basic and assembler".
> I concur that we need to switch the skills list to moderated. My plan
> is to lock out the ability to add skills by non-admins, then do a
> manual cleanup myself. After that, if you want a skill added to the
> list, you'll need to ask an admin to do it (there will be an automated
> request form, just like with verified user status).

Why don't you simply display only the most-used skills in the overview
or listing of all skills?

That way it isn't a manual process.

> Just so everyone knows what it means to be an "admin": admin powers
> are very limited, it's basically a glorified moderator. That means
> that admins don't have the power to change your profile or anything
> like that. Except for me, what with having database write permissions,
> but that's kind of unavoidable ;).
> So in general, I think I'm going to have to take out all of those
> overly-general and overly-specific ones, and clarify some of the
> others. Such as explaining what tool building is (thanks, Chris!).
> Michael
> PS: I can't believe no one added a "Write a monad tutorial" skill.
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