On Jan 29, 2008, at 4:01 PM, Dominik H. wrote:
I really don’t want to be pessimistic nor do I want to put somebody
but I have to mention that, whoever wants to take the job, has to be
sure, what he has to do.
It’s not only a taking part (but of course it’s a great chance to
but also a lot of giving, meaning that it can be alot more work than
you may think in the first
Oh yeah, it’s a lot of work. I’m sure you can search the archives and
find me saying that, a lot.
Luckily, it is rewarding work. Well, at least for those who value the
same things I do.
(Why I’m posting this as a reply to James and not to Thomas is that
James shouldn’t be too
much like “It’s a great job” without mentioning the possible problems.
The time commitment is the biggest problem. I have it down to about
four or five hours of my time a week now (depending on how popular the
quiz was) and I have a hard time imagining someone doing it in less
Well, unless you want to ditch the summary.
I’ve considered that. It’s hard to know how much the summary adds. I
don’t know if I write about the right stuff or show the right code.
I’m sure I don’t do all of that all the time.
The discussion for the good problems is usually very good. I bet
reading the emails is at least as helpful as reading my summaries.
That’s how I decide what to write about anyway.
That might be one option to reduce the time commitment.
However, I hope you don’t see this in any offending way.
No offense taken.
I’m new to this quiz and I really like it, so I just want the best
for it :))
Me too on all accounts except for being new to the quiz.
James Edward G. II