[ubuntu-art] Solutions

j_baer baerjj at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 12:39:20 BST 2010

DoctorMO wrote:
> Hey Art Team,
> On Sun, 2010-09-19 at 23:16 +0530, Vishnoo wrote:
>> Trim the list to contributors only, only those that post and
>> > contribute regularly. 
> I would _highly_ advise against trimming a community, so long as the
> silent majority are doing no harm to the work, it's better that they be
> informed and able to jump into giving their 0.1% at the right time, then
> shunned and never able to.
> Don't cut off the long tail.
> The problem with most communities being inactive is that there are not
> the two kinds of projects which motivate people:
>  1) Fun and very passive contribution which comes at random from
> contributors. You can see this sort of project on the dA group where we
> don't instruct or organise art to be made using ubuntu, we just
> passively let people contribute to the galleries which have a simple and
> light framework of rules.
> 2) Structured and focused projects. You'll need time limits, methods of
> contribution which are split up effectively into chunks, you need some
> education and most importantly you'll need about 3 people who will
> contribute the majority of the work. You'll get about 100 people
> contribution 45% in drabs, but they won't do anything without that %55
> from the dedicated few.
> These are just some thoughts based on my own experiences with
> communities.
> Best Regards, Martin Owens
> P.S. We have a testbed ccHost for artworks and media pieces which might
> be worth some attention as a location to upload content.
> http://art.ubuntu-owl.org/ which has been experimented with.
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More explanation about the art.ubuntu-owl.org site may be in order. One of
the process breaks IMO we need to fix is just having things show up. That
has not worked well in the past.



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