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Re: Members list


On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:07:34 -0800
Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 01/31/2011 02:44 AM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> > I've had a couple of people suggest that we put the
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Get%20Involved/WhoWeAre
> > page into some sort of order. I can do it by name, IRC nick or language
> > (language being my preferred one), ...
> Can we ask what purpose the ordering is expected to serve?  In
> techie-speak, are there any use cases defined for this database? :)
> To me, language seems a slightly odd choice of primary sort key,
> especially since it is primary language only (some of us speak more than
> one)... and as long as I can communicate about with someone about
> Lubuntu in some language that we both know, I don't care all that much
> what their primary language is... I just want to communicate with them.
> Timezone info is on Launchpad anyway, assuming people set it (!), so it
> is currently just a click away from the WhoAreWe list.  Do we need to
> duplicate that info on the wiki, and then update it in two places as we
> move around the world?  Is the benefit worth the cost?
> Ordering by "seniority" or "date added" as it is now (longest-serving
> members at the top, new people add themselves to the end of the list)
> also has some value, as that is information which would be lost (well,
> except by laboriously looking back through wiki history) if the list
> were re-ordered at all.  If we re-order, should a "date-added" column be
> introduced so that info is not accidentally lost?
> SUMMARY: This seems like a "bike-shedding" kind of a topic :)  However,
> since you asked, I'd suggest order by "date added" -- in other words,
> leave it as it is.  But I'm interested in hearing about use cases which
> are helped by a different ordering.
I fail to see any reason to sort the list at all and nobody, so far, has given a reason.

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)