Removing active maintainers
kennybobs at o2.co.uk
Thu Jun 25 20:52:46 CDT 2009
> I maintain two apps. I haven't updated their status in months. Yet,
> I'm not removed. Apparently, this is because no other people added
> something to these pages either.
> The problem, as I see it, is with the job of maintainer. It's really
> two jobs in one: you're a moderator of user contributions, and you're
> the page editor. Now, I don't really care about user contributions.
> I'll confirm them when they get in my inbox, but it's not why I become
> a maintainer of an app. The only reason I became a maintainer for
> those two apps, is because I wanted to add notes and howtos. Maybe
> that could be governed more like a wiki: anyone (who's logged in) can
> change the page, and every edit is listed in a changelog. Just like
> with wikis, you can 'watch' pages for changes, which is sort of
> analogous to becoming a maintainer. The comments would then be
> analogous to a wiki talk page.
I think the popular apps have their own Wiki page (or they were created
but not maintained).
http://wiki.winehq.org/AdobePhotoshop for example.
If the HOWTOs are particularly complicated for an app, it would make
sense to host a Wiki page.
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