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From "matt j. sorenson" <m...@sorensonbros.net>
Subject Re: Google+ community?
Date Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:34:49 GMT
also - invariably i will forget to rip my phone # out of my email sig when
responding to a publicly archived mailing list! gah!

--
*matt *


On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 10:29 AM, matt j. sorenson <matt@sorensonbros.net>wrote:

> 1) community growth will happen organically (as it ought), or it won't
> happen.
>
> 2) I believe email is the least best "single" canonical destination.
>
> Not least of all because the mailing list and the apache web interface to
> the mailing list is a lousy news, information, and knowledge archive. That
> in itself is enough of a limiting factor.
>
> I think Benoit's on the right track - on the website, s/Mailing
> List/Community and build the couchdb "planet", which aggregates the pockets
> of couchdb cliques (as you refer to them) around the web as they emerge
> and/or are discovered. Then encourage more cliques and more sharing. The
> web decentralizes naturally and if someone thinks they can buck that and
> control it, it will probably do more harm than good.
>
> p.s. who *is* (are) the community organizer(s) for couchdb?
>
>
>
> --
> *matt j. sorenson*
> mobile: 320-424-0309
>
> phone calls always welcome :)
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> I would never say to someone "do not talk about CouchDB on Twitter or
>> Google+ or your own blog." No way! But I'd like to think that the really
>> important conversations are finding their way to the mailing lists. You
>> know. If you do a blog post, or you there's a really interest discussion
>> happening on StackOverflow... Share it with us here.
>>
>> How can we encourage this sort of activity? For things to filter back
>> upstream to the project, where the majority of the community can see it?
>> It
>> is beneficial for both parties. The wider community finds out about more
>> things going on. And the blog post, or the conversation gets more
>> exposure,
>> and perhaps more contributions.
>>
>>
>> On 5 March 2013 15:54, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > imo the more media we spread on, the better it is.
>> >
>> > Ayway I can understand your concern (i'm more worried to have support
>> > done on stackoverflow instead of proper mls and jira but ...) .
>> >
>> > One of the good thing today in the web is that we can mashup most of
>> > the services around in a website . I would find interesting to have
>> > the current website reworked to display informations coming from
>> > different sources: twitter, g+, of course ml (maybe more) and allows
>> > people to search into that. I think it would solve your concern and
>> > let others post on their preferred media.
>> >
>> > - benoƮt
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 4:41 PM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
>> > > Community cohesion is a big concern for me. Historically, we've
>> struggled
>> > > with this. And I think we could get a lot better at it. There should
>> be a
>> > > single obvious place you can go to to be a part of the community, and
>> > that
>> > > should be the project mailing lists, blog, etc. That doesn't mean
>> there
>> > > cannot or should not be pockets of activity in other places. But I am
>> > > concerned if those pockets of activity mean that cliques are forming.
>> > > Because that would be a detriment to the work we're doing here.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > On 5 March 2013 15:36, matt j. sorenson <matt@sorensonbros.net>
>> wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> sure, just encourage more sharing... the more the better, and stop
>> being
>> > >> fearful about it. you said it right yourself, if you'd just left it
>> at
>> > >> this...
>> > >>
>> > >> -------------------------
>> > >> Hey,
>> > >>
>> > >> Saw this post this morning:
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> >
>> https://plus.google.com/u/0/101311778896778283942/posts/iZgMeo5oGst?cfem=1
>> > >>
>> > >> I think it's great that stuff is happening around CouchDB on Google+
>> > >> -------------------------
>> > >>
>> > >> --
>> > >> *matt j. sorenson*
>> > >> mobile: 320-424-0309
>> > >>
>> > >> phone calls always welcome :)
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >> On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>> > >>
>> > >> > Hey,
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Saw this post this morning:
>> > >> >
>> > >> >
>> > >>
>> >
>> https://plus.google.com/u/0/101311778896778283942/posts/iZgMeo5oGst?cfem=1
>> > >> >
>> > >> > I think it's great that stuff is happening around CouchDB on
>> Google+,
>> > but
>> > >> > it concerns me that news like this is posted away from the project
>> > lists,
>> > >> > and way from the project.
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Obviously, we can't dictate to people where they should talk about
>> > >> CouchDB.
>> > >> > But I am very concerned about us diluting our community.
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Thoughts on this?
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Thanks,
>> > >> >
>> > >> > --
>> > >> > NS
>> > >> >
>> > >>
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > NS
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> NS
>>
>
>

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