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Re^4: Status of Recent User Information Leak

by Argel (Prior)
on Aug 02, 2009 at 18:12 UTC ( #785265=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Status of Recent User Information Leak
in thread Status of Recent User Information Leak

Regarding joining pmdev, you might find redesign everything engine? illuminating (and disheartening). I don't really think it's fair to "blame . . . all of us" considering that the majority of Monks on here are probably not up to the task -- and people just starting to learn Perl certainly aren't!! Not to mention that we have a reputation of being nice to new users! I guess back in October when you joined the site we should have also forced you to join pmdev?? (^_^) Not to mention that people contribute in different ways. Both ikegami and BrowserUK are clearly qualified to work on the PM code but what's the point of having a great engine without great content?

Regarding site improvements, lots of people have made suggestions in PM Discussions in the past (including myself), but few are actually implemented. The majority of actual improvements have either been more incremental in nature or have been Javascript/CSS tricks (which are encouraged by a long list of CSS enhancements to the site). And of course that thread I mentioned up above helps explain why -- the PM codebase is complicated to work with and familiarize oneself with.

[And of course thanks to everyone who has worked on it!!]

Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks


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Re^5: Status of Recent User Information Leak
by ELISHEVA (Prior) on Aug 02, 2009 at 20:04 UTC

    There is always something to do for any skill level and any combination of skills. My claim that we are all responsible comes out of my deep belief that we all have something to give - even a newbie.

    Coding isn't the only skill this site needs to run smoothly. Editing, writing, interpersonal skills, project management and volunteer coordination skills all could be put to good use. I think if you reread my post you will see that I made a point of listing many things that people could do without needing to be part of pmdev. And the list is by no means exhaustive.

    If you aren't sure where you fit in, you can always ask in the chatterbox, or if you are feeling particularly bold, in a PM discussion node. If you time it right there will almost certainly be someone willing to brainstorm with you.

    Best, beth

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