Brainstorm (Re: Minutes of the Technical Board meeting, 2012-02-20)

Ian Weisser ian at
Mon Feb 27 20:07:26 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-02-27 at 10:12 -0800, Jono Bacon wrote:

> Ian, with the Technical Board not having the time summarize the most
> interesting and popular ideas in Brainstorm, is this something that
> the Brainstorm community could do?

This could be read two ways: Help Summarizing or Direct Liason

We've tried Direct Liason before. A great deal of work, very little
authoritative response, lots of frustration. Not worthwhile.

Help summarizing (and weeding) is what we already try to do. One of the
goals of our moderation is to make TB idea-selection fast and easy. Most
bugs and other not-ideas -about 85% of all submissions- are weeded
before voting begins, and we try to improve our moderation with each
cycle of feedback.

We're certainly open to more feedback and improvement. Our deliverable
should meet the TB's needs. If anyone wants to discuss (here or
privately) how or why it's hard to pick ideas to review, we *will*
address that! 

On Mon, 2012-02-27 at 10:17 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote: 
> The main purpose of the reviews was to provide an official response from the
> development team.  The technical board selected the ideas to respond to, and
> requested help from individual developers to write up a post about each one.
> It may be worth a try if the brainstorm moderators would like to play this
> role, but I think the responses would probably get more priority if the
> request comes from the TB.



Ian Weisser
Brainstorm Admin
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