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

Antoine Latter aslatter at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 18:16:50 EDT 2010

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:
> 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.

Maybe you could not offer suggestions on the "Edit your profile page"?
Then the list of frequent tags would only show up on a search or
drill-down page.


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