On Dec 4, 2012, at 9:47 AM, Tom Keays <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Or just use Reddit's OS codebase*.
Unless you're volunteering to host and maintain this...
Seriously, folks, if we can't even figure out how to upgrade our Drupal instance to a version that was released this decade, we shouldn't be discussing *new* implementations of *anything* that we have to host ourselves.
> * though I'm personally hoping there won't be another channel to keep track
> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 9:33 AM, Shaun Ellis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 12/3/12 2:14 PM, MJ Ray wrote:
>>> This listserv looks threaded to me. Maybe you need to upgrade
>>> Thunderbird, although I could have sworn it's done threaded for
>>> a while now.
>> I was thinking of something that has a "Vote to Promote" feature. I feel
>> that it's important to give folks a chance to support ideas even if they
>> don't have a lot to add comment-wise. It's a good way to gauge interest
>> among folks who are not "top talkers". The "Vote to Promote" pattern is
>> designed as an unobtrusive, democratic way to show support for ideas and
>> focus the discussion toward constructive commentary .
>> Interestingly enough, the RailsBridge curriculum project implements a
>> simple version of this pattern as its core project. I wonder if it
>> would be a good starting point for a collaborative project? Everyone who
>> takes the workshop will know how this app works and should be able to add
>> to it in the months that follow the conference.
>> One of the MIT Mentorship Program tips  recommends making sure mentors
>> get something in return (that it's not all giving on the part of the
>> mentor). Since, according to Jonathan, we have a paucity of volunteer
>> coders, perhaps the RailsBridge app could be an ongoing github project and
>> a way to enlist more volunteers to give back to Code4Lib. Mentees might be
>> expected to contribute something after the workshop and get a feel for
>> software collaboration on github with their mentors in a helpful
>> Whether or not people would use such a tool in addition to the listserv, I
>> don't know. Vote to Promote requires a critical mass to make it
>> worthwhile, but it's hard to gauge actual support without testing it.
>>  http://ui-patterns.com/**patterns/VoteToPromote<http://ui-patterns.com/patterns/VoteToPromote>
>>  http://docs.railsbridge.org/**curriculum/<http://docs.railsbridge.org/curriculum/>
>>  http://mit.edu/uaap/prog_tips.**html<http://mit.edu/uaap/prog_tips.html>
>>> Unless you do something pretty silly - like insisting everyone
>>> register with github
>> Unfortunately, in order to collaborate on the anti-harrassment policy, you
>> do need to have a github account, or lobby someone who does to make a
>> change for you. But I think most would agree that's better than hashing
>> out such details on this list.
>> Shaun D. Ellis
>> Digital Library Interface Developer
>> Firestone Library, Princeton University
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