Matthew M. wrote:
This has been proposed in the past
I should have explicitly recognized in my posting that I’m sure this has
been discussed before and assume that it was rejected at that time as
inappropriate (else there’d already be more than one list). At the same
time, as circumstances are bound to change over time, I believe it’s
to revisit questions of organization from time to time.
and was largely shot down on the basis that having more than one list will
separate the new users from the veterans
Just to make sure we’re on the same page, I do not proposed restricting
membership. Only to providing focal points. I, for one, would join all
three. In one I’d be more active wrt posting questions, in another more
active wrt answering them, and in the third I’d be in a quiet learning /
and in doing so make it very hard for questions to get answered.
In defense of the idea, I’d also recognize that sheer volume also makes
very hard for questions to get answered by making it easy for them to
“lost in the pile.” Additionally, my own experience has been that I
easier to understand questions from and provide answers to folks who are
a similar “level”.
Additionally the line between advanced and intro/intermediate is often
Very true. But again, from my own experience, I’ve had a pretty good
feeling as to whether I was asking a ‘newbie’ question or a ‘nuance /
detail’ question. Also, while the line is often blurry from a
topic perspective, I think the distinction between development vs. setup
admin. is less so.
and so the determination of where to submit certain items would be
Again, I’m not proposing any membership restrictions. Depending on
circumstances, a person might submit to one and then another based on
feedback, or might submit to multiple from the get-go.
Thanks for your thoughts and for the discussion!