[Clipart] Re: clipart Digest, Vol 28, Issue 33

John Olsen johnny_automatic at mac.com
Fri Jul 28 06:21:40 PDT 2006

As one of the artists, I think the requests need to be as user  
friendly as possible for both requester and the person filling the  
request.  I can copy the format in the wiki and preview it to see  
that I am doing it right, but I don't regularly edit wikis so don't  
feel that comfortable.  For someone who is just trying to be helpful  
or ask for something I think even the minimal coding can be a barrier  
to some.  Just my 2 cents.

> Martin Owens wrote:
>> Maybe we should have a requests mailing list which we just archive by
>> thread, where the threads last message is 'DONE' we know it's done.
> What other people think about this? New mailing list, bugzilla, wiki?
>> this would make the entry level very low, enable quick set up and all
>> we would do is have a web form with a MAILTO, no cgi required :-)
> A lot of people use webmail, so a form with MAILTO is not good enough,
> but we have the feedback page and the code can be reused.
>> On 7/28/06, Nicu Buculei (OCAL) <nicu at apsro.com> wrote:
>>> Martin Owens wrote:
>>>> Bugzilla would be a good idea, or some other form of ticket  
>>>> tracking
>>>> system. it would be worth noting if there are rewards on certain
>>>> images too.
>>> It would be easy for us to create a new component in our bugzilla  
>>> named
>>> "clipart requests", but I can see two potential problems:
>>> - a lot of our users are not very technical and, IMO, would be  
>>> scarred
>>> away by the bugzilla complexity;
>>> - I believe f.d.o bugzilla require login and our intention is to  
>>> keep
>>> the barrier for users/contributors as low as possible, I'm not  
>>> sure if
>>> requiring login is too much.

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