[IAEP] New volunteers (was Re: Sugar Labs, LOGO and Brian Harvey)

Seth Woodworth seth at laptop.org
Fri Sep 26 19:35:56 EDT 2008

Thanks for cc'ing me, I almost missed this.

Mel recently created a user page template that would make it a bit easier
for people to create and flesh out some information.  But that is only part
of the solution.

In a more scalable way, we need more people who watch the wiki's and can
connect people to where they would like to go.  There also needs to be more
organized recruiting of wiki-cleanup volunteers and some facility to
self-organize sets of tasks/projects on the wiki.

To this end I've been dabbling with setting up some pages on the OLPC wiki
to try to organize a "Wiki Gang" (http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/wiki-gang)
to work together on some of these tasks.  S.Page, cjl, and Diane have been
amazingly useful in these tasks lately.  We also have someone looking at
automating anti-spam anti-vandalism bots.

btw, the group was created in hopes that all OLPC/sugar wikis would be the
domain of self-organization.  It's an open list so please join it!


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 4:21 PM, David Farning <dfarning at sugarlabs.org>
> wrote:
> > In my role as 'wiki watcher' I see quite a few people register, ask how
> > they can help, and disappear when no one responds.
> We need to get those notes to the Volunteer Coordinators, or point
> people to the relevant pages. I respond whenever I see such a query,
> and would be happy to receive an e-mail on each one you see.
> Seth needs to weigh in on how to do this effectively. Is there a way
> to scrape new Wiki data and send an automated report for phrases like
> "How can I help?" in context? Or reply to the poster? Or should we in
> fact have a Volunteer Signup page that offers to subscribe people to
> the relevant mailing lists, make them a User: page, and whatnot?
> Is there anything else where an automated report from the Wiki to the
> right people would be useful?
> > thanks
> > dfarning
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