[Vit-discuss] content refreshness or lack of [was Brainstorming]

James Britt james.britt at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 20:28:02 EST 2005


James Britt wrote:
> Zach Dennis wrote:
> 
>> Ben Giddings wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Newcomers shouldn't *need* to go elsewhere to find important resources.
>>
>>
>>
>> to clarify myself... since I want to make sure I'm not being 
>> hypocritical. I agree that newcomers shouldn't need to go to another 
>> site to find important resources. However I do believe that if a user 
>> is redirected from the ruby-lang.org site to another useful site with 
>> that information, that that is just as good!
>>
>> As long as they can find the information FROM the ruby-lang.org site 
>> then I agree. But I don't think all important information should have 
>> to be listed on ruby-lang.org itself, only that users should be able 
>> to get to that information from the ruby-lang.org site.
> 
> 
> This is key.  There are numerous advantages to off-loading assorted 
> tasks to other people managing other resources on other machines.

One other thing: I'd prefer that this topic not distract from the 
general matter of improving the look and behavior of ruby-lang.org. 
Whether or not a link lands you here or there should not be  an 
essential factor in the overall redesign.

James


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