On the one hand I think it’s very cool that we have a repository for software engineering stuff in addition to the mailinglist. I really want to improve my software design skills. On the other hand here’s a quote from the FaQ Daniel made:
You’re welcome to create an account and contribute your own rants. We’re glad for everyone who creates high-quality content. Please note that the focus is on “high-quality”. Meaning: Your content should be interesting for other people to read. Stick to topics that are (or should be) of interest to all software developers. Also see the “What this site is not” question for topics to avoid. Your articles may be rejected or edited for better readability.
This focus on “high quality” is something that makes me think thrice before posting something there instead of the list or this blog. Why. Because often I just want to rant, or I have a simple/stupid question. For those cases I have ample opportunity to get it out …. so the point of this post? If it goes well, there are some people who know enough about the topic and are sure enough of their knowledge and have the time to write up some content, but most people will react like I am and lay low watching for some time … and if all goes not well this community will be like the newgods community. This part of the FaQ is something that scares me off, because it strongly suggests, that the community is not “informal” and that on the contrary deep thought is expected…. I’ll wait and see what happens.
My suggestion is that Daniel should post a couple of his own insights as an example for others to follow.
fn1. which is dead dead dead and nobody uses it.