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Re: [opensuse-wiki] Mentoring session - December 27th, 17h00 UTC
  • From: DenverD <DenverD@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 09:57:40 +0100
  • Message-id: <4B31DB84.50504@xxxxxxxx>
Rupert Horstkötter wrote:
We have no strict definition for that actually. The Wiki team is
referred to the people actually doing the transition, planning the
Usability Concept and implementing it. Those people that are
contributing to the Wiki for ages and try to be helpful in explaining
what the transition is all about (i.e. "my" team). The forums squad is
referred to the volunteers willing to step up and help us with the
actual article transition, i.e. reviewing the content we have. We
fortunately managed to gain a real crowd of contributors over at the
openSUSE forums and due to the plain numbers, we call them the forums
"squad". That said, there's no hierarchy between those people (we're
community) but due to organizational purposes (the Wiki team and I
discussed and worked on the Usability Concept for months now) we need
to make sure that we all work hand in hand and you cannot expect that
the forums squad is fully aware of the process .. Thus we do a
mentoring session. The organization of the Wiki Team is btw my
(questionable) courtesy. I actually try my best to keep the big
picture in mind.


ok, i kinda thought i understood the distinction (that is, i thought
the "wiki team" were those who had laid the foundation and the "forum
squad" were those who came late, via a plea in the forums)...but, then
i got confused again when i read fsundermeyer's "Under Construction:
New Wiki Underway" in 22 Dec 09 news, where s/he wrote: "As mentioned,
all tasks are being done by the wiki team. We'd ask members who are
not part of this team to participate in our mentoring session and to
coordinate with us on our mailinglist before jumping in."

which leads me to believe that the "forum squad" may be a temporary
distinction and those recent volunteers who stood up when asked (via
the forum) will become a 'real' member of the "wiki team" by
participating in the mentoring session..

is that correct?

if so, that still leaves a question in my mind: when oldcpu (for
example) recently raised his hand in the forum, was he included in the
"forum squad" because of where and when he 'joined', *or* was he
included in the "wiki team" since he had been "contributing to the
Wiki for ages"??

you may wonder why i ask: because, i was surprised after i thought i
had volunteered to help out on the "wiki team" to learn i had
unknowingly joined the "forums squad" even though i've been poking my
nose into the wiki "for ages" correcting typos, misspelling, clear as
mud passages, and etc...having never seen the need to "join" anything
in order to contribute..

perhaps this will all become clear...hope so,

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