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From "Keith N. McKenna" <>
Subject Re: Use of Ricardo's Status page.
Date Sat, 23 Mar 2013 09:35:09 GMT
Rob Weir wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:47 AM, Keith N. McKenna
> <> wrote:
>> RGB ES wrote:
>>> 2013/3/19 Rob Weir <>
>>>> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Keith N. McKenna
>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>> RGB ES wrote:
>> <snip>
>>>>> Hi Ricardo;
>>>>> I appreciate the link and hopefully it will prompt people to start using
>>>> it
>>>>> more. I have been wracking my brains trying to think of ways to get more
>>>>> people interested. We seem to have had a flurry after the initial
>>>>> announcement, but except for a few entries in the status document I see
>>>>> nothing except your excellent work. We need to figure out some way to
>>>>> attract people with the skill and knowledge to start on the other
>>>>> applications.
>>>> I think we need more "hand holding" and guidance for new volunteers.
>>>> Just pointing them to wiki is not enough.  With QA new volunteers I
>>>> gave them specific assignments at first, e.g., review these 10 bug
>>>> reports.  I know it sounds odd to "assign" tasks to volunteers, but
>>>> until they find their way around and self-assign tasks, this is a good
>>>> way for them to get started.  In return, with QA, I promised to review
>>>> their early work and give them feedback.
>>>> So I wonder if we can come up with set of specific tasks, of various
>>>> sizes, from 1 to 8 hours, and specifically asked new volunteers to
>>>> pick from that list?  It might work better.
>> It is certainly worth a try. We have hard virtually nothing from many of the
>> volunteers since there initial contact.
> Another thing would be for one of the moderators of the mailing list
> to cross reference current list subscribers with those who said they
> wanted to help.  Some of them may not have subscribed to the list.
> With the QA team I did that and then sent reminders to those who were
> not yet signed up.

I am not a moderator but if one can get the list and e-mail it to me I 
will do the cross check and send out the reminders.


> Any moderator can request the subscriber list by sending this commend
> from their moderator email address:
> Although you should not share the list publicly, since it has
> everyone's email address, it would be interesting to know how many
> people are subscribed in total.
> -Rob
>>> That's a good idea. The tasks I can think of are two:
>>> - Proofreading of still not checked pages
>>> - Accuracy / clarity: ask the volunteer to follow the steps described to
>>> see if they work or not.
>> Is version 4.0 far enough along in the development cycle that accuracy
>> checking is feasible or should we have 2 rounds of checking? The first
>> against 3.4.1 to clean up any problems there and then a second more in depth
>> one when 4.0 is more stable.
>>> Regards
>>> Ricardo
>>> <snip>
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