[Haskell-cafe] Haskellers.com skills list moderation?
michael at snoyman.com
Tue Oct 19 01:32:22 EDT 2010
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:16 AM, Antoine Latter <aslatter at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
I think that'll just make the problem worse: one person will type
"Template Haskell", another "Template haskell" someone else
"Metaprogramming via TH", and we'll have a true mess on our hands.
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