[MG] Home page redesign competition
mike at zelea.com
Mon Jan 31 01:56:41 EST 2011
> Thomas wrote:
> > Now, I don't want to push the idea at you, but I think it would
> > make things easier, if we would use good old Votorola for drafting
> > a document like this (a bit long and complex).
> That is definetly true. This is a perfect use case for Votorola,
> esp. since we do text drafting in branches directly and not only
> voting on some version... Yet we might wait until we can use
> Crossforum to browse the social stuff like Mike suggests and
> therefore can avoid the old interface, which is not really
Maybe we should give them free-range drafting. You know what I mean?
Then we'd have these facilities:
(a) Free-range drafting - Enabling us to continue working from the
Metagov wiki as is. (new, 2 days work)
(b) Difference bridge - Tying together our draft-work in the wiki
and our discussions in the mailing list.
(c) Vote-server - Structuring the discussion/drafting cells, keeping
them to human scales. Exposing the shape of the emerging
consensus or dissensus.
That would be the state-of-the-art (so far as I know) in light touch
tool support. Being light touch, it would help to clarify how the
vote-server (c) interconnects with the other essential facilities, and
what it might take to factor it out - as in Thomas's "meta-tool", or
Ed's "voting skin" - as a user preference. 
So the dogfood we'd be eating (as Ed says) would be pretty much
cross-project right from the start. All we'd need is to improve on
it. Are you guys OK with this? It shouldn't take longer than a day
or two to code what's needed.
Conseo? It might seem a bit of a distraction from our work, but I
think it would help us both to get our hands on the tools, especially
at this stage. (I should mention that Conseo has a lot on his plate.
He's been learning Java in order to help with the coding.)
 In that sense, it ties to social mapping in the theatre app.
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