Following lots of good discussion last week, I said I would feed back from the first draft document, would make revisions to incorporate the views expressed, and break it down so that everyone could vote on the various components.
My understanding of the views expressed can be summarized thus:
- Some thoughts were expressed that a welcoming statement on the home page of The Marconium might be nice
- There were concerns that anything we did might be regarded as prescriptive to newcomers on the blog and put them off rather than otherwise
- There was a fairly clear concensus that any technical tips should be separated from any quotes on how people go about nomination/donding and that it should be clarified that there are no rules other than The Guardian ones.
Why I said I would put together a document on technical tips I don’t know, being very untechnical, but I stand by that! I’ve also incorporated your additional nomination and recommending/donding styles into a separate document.
I will be posting during the course of today the two documents for you all to review again and vote on:
1. A document containing only technical tips and useful information that has been suggested
2 A document which is provisionally entitled From The RR Confessional which contains your half-joking nominating/donding techniques
And if you don’t like either of them and they are scrapped, that’s perfectly okay. Just discussing these issues is good!
What I am not comfortable doing is drafting up a welcome, which I think should come from someone who has been on the blog for longer than I have. If you would like to post your thoughts on that below, please do.