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Re: Emacs Website. Was: 21.2 release. Was: dabbrev can hang in presence

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs Website. Was: 21.2 release. Was: dabbrev can hang in presence of fields
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 13:53:00 +0200

> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> From: Alex Schroeder <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 11:07:57 +0100
> address@hidden (Eli Zaretskii) writes:
> >> <plug>That's what I like about the Emacs Wiki.  When I'm not there,
> >> somebody else will be.  The entry barrier is just one click away -
> >> anybody can edit the pages.  And once you fix something, there is no
> >> implicit expectation that you will continue to do so.</plug>
> >
> > Are you suggesting the same for the Emacs home page?
> I would, if I thought it would stand a chance.  I just assume that
> either the GNU people running the server don't want to install weird
> software (such as the wiki script), or people are affraid of abuse.
> But other than that, yes, I think it is a good solution.

Well, in that case, I disagree.

> It works fine on the wiki.  It has now 731 pages, and managed to get
> lots of hits:

The number of hits is not the only criterion of the quality.  Nor is
it certain that the goals of the Emacs page and the wiki are

> I never voluntered for the Emacs page on gnu.org because that means
> responsability and work

I'm afraid that without a responsible person (or a group of persons)
who would volunteer to invest the effort, the quality would suffer.  I
don't believe in work without responsibility.  In fact, I believe
that if a person doesn't accept responsibility for her work, she
shouldn't be allowed to do that work.  Maybe I'm too old-fashioned...

Anyway, this is all IMHO; I'm not the head maintainer for Emacs, so
there are others you could try to convince.  I'll happily relinquish
my duties of taking care of the Emacs Web page as far as my time
allows.  I only took it upon myself because no one else volunteered,
and because the grave problems could be fixed by a small amount of
work, an amount I could afford.

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