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

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Mon Oct 18 17:08:12 EDT 2010

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Antoine Latter <aslatter at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I already do, but look at how many people have selected "tool
building" and "Mathematics" (myself included). Once the skill is in
the list, people *will* choose it so they don't look like they don't
know how to do something.


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