[Nitro] Newbie Impressions

Dan North dan at tastapod.com
Thu Jun 14 18:06:15 EDT 2007

Hi George.

I would suggest keeping the wiki public, and then think about locking it 
down if it gets abused (which is unlikely).

DHH did a very smart thing in the run-up to Rails 1.0, which was that he 
committed to "not break the book". In other words, the RoR book - which 
was published to coincide with the 1.0 release - would be the reference 
point and the development team would not break compatibility with 
anything in it. After 1.0 he was free to move things forwards again, but 
it made the statement that he was fairly happy with the shape of the 

I think you would gain a lot of momentum with Nitro if you (and some of 
the more enthusiastic writers!) were to start documenting how you think 
Nitro should be used, and then committing to "not break the wiki", sort 
of thing.


ps. You will also find that some people will self-select as "wiki 
gnomes", keeping the place tidy and making sure the content is 
reasonably consistent. I don't know where they come from, but I have 
eternal respect for them.

George Moschovitis wrote:
>     there used to be a Nitro wiki, wich I personally think would be
>     fantastic.
>     Oxywtf is great to have, but there's something organic about wikis
>     that
>     just can't be found elsewhere.
> I will bring back the wiki. I am not sure though, should I make the 
> wiki writeable by everyone? or give write access only to selected 
> members of the community. Moreover, we would need some guidelines, ie 
> how to organize this wiki. Can anyone in this ml suggest a good set of 
> guidelines?
> -g.
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