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From "Morrison, John" <>
Subject RE: Giving up! Cocoon too big, slow and confusing
Date Mon, 01 Jul 2002 08:39:34 GMT
> From: Per Kreipke []
> Stop suggesting that the people who are complaining contribute
> =========================
> I don't have a beef with the people exhorting people to 
> contribute, but
> there is a chicken and egg problem of getting to the point 
> where 1) it's
> worth my time to learn it 2) what I contribute is worthwhile 
> to others.
> The gist of the first 10 replies to John's original post was 
> for people like
> him to write the missing docs. He was talking about _starting 
> up_ with the
> project and you're asking him to write documentation already? 
> He barely got
> it running and much less committed to using it. We're really 
> talking about
> getting people committed enough to contribute. They won't do 
> the second
> without the first. And there are 1000's of other open source projects
> looking for contributions as well. Are we supposed to 
> contribute to all of
> them to use them?

I don't mind people not writing a full FAQ, but
sometimes just asking for a _question_ (without
them supplying the corresponding answer) would
result in a very good FAQ document IMHO.


PS, sorry for having only just caught up with
this thread - I'm only subscribed to user at

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