Re: GNOME Job Posting Board

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2008/10/17 Calum Benson <Calum Benson sun com>:
> On 16 Oct 2008, at 17:18, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
>> Calum Benson wrote:
>>> Any reason you didn't just set up a gnome-jobs mailing list?
>> 1) Postings on a wiki can be removed, keeping a list of current openings
>> at
>> any time,
> Ok, I'll concede that advantage, provided people remember to keep it up to
> date :)  One of the number one problems with wikis is content rot, though...
> so it would probably be good to require an expiry date to most job postings
> anyway (which can be reset as required), in which case the advantage over a
> mailing list is somewhat reduced.
>> 2) Keep it simple.  This took me ten minutes to set up.  A mailing list
>> would
>> have taken at least a few days,
> Why the rush?  We've had nothing for years, what's a few days if it means a
> better solution? :)
>> 3) Subscribing and unsubscribing to the wiki is much easier and more
>> intuitive,
> Only if you already have a wiki account, otherwise it's much the same,
> really.  Plus you'll then get subscription messages for every change to the
> wiki page, in not-very-user-friendly diff format, with no particularly
> useful subject heading.  And at least half of those emails won't even
> correspond to the actual posting of a new job, as presumably you'll be
> notified when people delete jobs, fix formatting/typos etc. as well...?
> Cheeri,
> Calum.
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