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Flask Google+ community

Flask Google+ community

From:
Sean Lynch
Date:
2012-12-07 @ 05:19
Just wanted to let everyone know I created a Google+ community for
discussions, questions, tips and tricks, and extensions.

https://plus.google.com/communities/115428421469222663155

If anyone would like to help moderate the community, let me know.

Re: [flask] Flask Google+ community

From:
Simon Zimmermann
Date:
2012-12-07 @ 15:25
On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 6:19 AM, Sean Lynch <techniq35@gmail.com> wrote:
> Just wanted to let everyone know I created a Google+ community for
> discussions, questions, tips and tricks, and extensions.
>
> https://plus.google.com/communities/115428421469222663155
>
> If anyone would like to help moderate the community, let me know.

The mailing list is good for discussions.
The Flask website already has a tips & tricks section

What is this good for again?

Re: [flask] Flask Google+ community

From:
Sean Lynch
Date:
2012-12-07 @ 15:35
The mailing list is definitely nice (and the Google+ community is not
intended to replace it), but some people don't want to join a mailing list
and have their inboxes flooded (and the web interface isn't great just
browse from time to time).  The community (from my limited use so far)
seems like a nice way to keep up with developments within the Flask
community in a less invasive maner for some.  We could also schedule
Hangouts for some face to face time for those interested (or share screens
to work through someone's issues) or Events (conferences/talks, meetups,
etc).

I'm sure more use cases will reveal themselves over time, but it seemed
like a good idea to go ahead and establish a presence there (I spend more
time there then other social media sites).


On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Simon Zimmermann <simon@insmo.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 6:19 AM, Sean Lynch <techniq35@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Just wanted to let everyone know I created a Google+ community for
> > discussions, questions, tips and tricks, and extensions.
> >
> > https://plus.google.com/communities/115428421469222663155
> >
> > If anyone would like to help moderate the community, let me know.
>
> The mailing list is good for discussions.
> The Flask website already has a tips & tricks section
>
> What is this good for again?
>

Re: [flask] Flask Google+ community

From:
bruce bushby
Date:
2012-12-07 @ 18:01
I like the community .... am sooooo tired of scrolling through top and
bottom posting.....easier scrolling down a web page


On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM, Sean Lynch <techniq35@gmail.com> wrote:

> The mailing list is definitely nice (and the Google+ community is not
> intended to replace it), but some people don't want to join a mailing list
> and have their inboxes flooded (and the web interface isn't great just
> browse from time to time).  The community (from my limited use so far)
> seems like a nice way to keep up with developments within the Flask
> community in a less invasive maner for some.  We could also schedule
> Hangouts for some face to face time for those interested (or share screens
> to work through someone's issues) or Events (conferences/talks, meetups,
> etc).
>
> I'm sure more use cases will reveal themselves over time, but it seemed
> like a good idea to go ahead and establish a presence there (I spend more
> time there then other social media sites).
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Simon Zimmermann <simon@insmo.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 6:19 AM, Sean Lynch <techniq35@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Just wanted to let everyone know I created a Google+ community for
>> > discussions, questions, tips and tricks, and extensions.
>> >
>> > https://plus.google.com/communities/115428421469222663155
>> >
>> > If anyone would like to help moderate the community, let me know.
>>
>> The mailing list is good for discussions.
>> The Flask website already has a tips & tricks section
>>
>> What is this good for again?
>>
>
>

Re: [flask] Flask Google+ community

From:
David Van Duzer
Date:
2012-12-07 @ 17:00
On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Sean Lynch <techniq35@gmail.com> wrote:
> The mailing list is definitely nice (and the Google+ community is not
> intended to replace it), but some people don't want to join a mailing list
> and have their inboxes flooded (and the web interface isn't great just

Then we should fix the web interface.

> less invasive maner for some.  We could also schedule Hangouts for some face
> to face time for those interested (or share screens to work through
> someone's issues) or Events (conferences/talks, meetups, etc).

Collaborating is great. Growing the community is great. Please don't
be discouraged on that front.

Fragmenting the community is problematic, especially at this stage in
a project. Flask has built significant traction in the last year
alone, but continuing that past a point requires controlled
coordination. History seems to indicate that the best open source
projects have benevolent dictatorships behind them. That doesn't
necessarily mean it has to be just one person though.

I'd propose what Flask needs most right now, is a Developer Evangelist
/ Community Dictator.

Re: [flask] Flask Google+ community

From:
Markus Unterwaditzer
Date:
2012-12-07 @ 21:21
On 2012-12-07 18:00, David Van Duzer wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Sean Lynch <techniq35@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> The mailing list is definitely nice (and the Google+ community is 
>> not
>> intended to replace it), but some people don't want to join a 
>> mailing list
>> and have their inboxes flooded (and the web interface isn't great 
>> just
>
> Then we should fix the web interface.

I think that could be achieved by simply switching the mailing lists to 
Google Groups, which can be used by people without further registration. 
A group can be used like a mailinglist, without a Google account, 
although not mentioned in Google Groups' web interface.

> Fragmenting the community is problematic, especially at this stage in
> a project. Flask has built significant traction in the last year
> alone, but continuing that past a point requires controlled
> coordination. History seems to indicate that the best open source
> projects have benevolent dictatorships behind them. That doesn't
> necessarily mean it has to be just one person though.
>
> I'd propose what Flask needs most right now, is a Developer 
> Evangelist
> / Community Dictator.

Armin would be it, but at this time he seems to be focused on his paid 
work than anything else, he's just not active enough to dictate 
anything.

Re: [flask] Flask Google+ community

From:
Sean Lynch
Date:
2012-12-07 @ 21:33
Groups has been brought up before but has been shot down with "librelist is
sufficient for our needs".

I wonder what Google's long term plans are for Groups (if Communities has
any affect on them.  Will they merge them, abandon Groups, leave it alone /
bug fix).  I know they've moved a few of their support channels off Groups
and to StackOverflow, but Stack is better for exposing solutions than
groups are.

I have no ill intensions with setting up the community, and thought it
would be worth trying out to see if it improves our communication channels.
 I also see it complimenting the mailing list / official docs, and hope not
at the expense of fragmenting our existing channels.  Some of it's features
(Hangouts and Events) I think are value add to the Flask community (no
pun... well a little).


On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM, Markus Unterwaditzer <
markus@unterwaditzer.net> wrote:

> On 2012-12-07 18:00, David Van Duzer wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Sean Lynch <techniq35@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> The mailing list is definitely nice (and the Google+ community is
> >> not
> >> intended to replace it), but some people don't want to join a
> >> mailing list
> >> and have their inboxes flooded (and the web interface isn't great
> >> just
> >
> > Then we should fix the web interface.
>
> I think that could be achieved by simply switching the mailing lists to
> Google Groups, which can be used by people without further registration.
> A group can be used like a mailinglist, without a Google account,
> although not mentioned in Google Groups' web interface.
>
> > Fragmenting the community is problematic, especially at this stage in
> > a project. Flask has built significant traction in the last year
> > alone, but continuing that past a point requires controlled
> > coordination. History seems to indicate that the best open source
> > projects have benevolent dictatorships behind them. That doesn't
> > necessarily mean it has to be just one person though.
> >
> > I'd propose what Flask needs most right now, is a Developer
> > Evangelist
> > / Community Dictator.
>
> Armin would be it, but at this time he seems to be focused on his paid
> work than anything else, he's just not active enough to dictate
> anything.
>

Re: [flask] Flask Google+ community

From:
Johnny
Date:
2012-12-08 @ 01:45
joined it.


2012/12/8 Sean Lynch <techniq35@gmail.com>

> Groups has been brought up before but has been shot down with "librelist
> is sufficient for our needs".
>
> I wonder what Google's long term plans are for Groups (if Communities has
> any affect on them.  Will they merge them, abandon Groups, leave it alone /
> bug fix).  I know they've moved a few of their support channels off Groups
> and to StackOverflow, but Stack is better for exposing solutions than
> groups are.
>
> I have no ill intensions with setting up the community, and thought it
> would be worth trying out to see if it improves our communication channels.
>  I also see it complimenting the mailing list / official docs, and hope not
> at the expense of fragmenting our existing channels.  Some of it's features
> (Hangouts and Events) I think are value add to the Flask community (no
> pun... well a little).
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM, Markus Unterwaditzer <
> markus@unterwaditzer.net> wrote:
>
>> On 2012-12-07 18:00, David Van Duzer wrote:
>> > On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Sean Lynch <techniq35@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> The mailing list is definitely nice (and the Google+ community is
>> >> not
>> >> intended to replace it), but some people don't want to join a
>> >> mailing list
>> >> and have their inboxes flooded (and the web interface isn't great
>> >> just
>> >
>> > Then we should fix the web interface.
>>
>> I think that could be achieved by simply switching the mailing lists to
>> Google Groups, which can be used by people without further registration.
>> A group can be used like a mailinglist, without a Google account,
>> although not mentioned in Google Groups' web interface.
>>
>> > Fragmenting the community is problematic, especially at this stage in
>> > a project. Flask has built significant traction in the last year
>> > alone, but continuing that past a point requires controlled
>> > coordination. History seems to indicate that the best open source
>> > projects have benevolent dictatorships behind them. That doesn't
>> > necessarily mean it has to be just one person though.
>> >
>> > I'd propose what Flask needs most right now, is a Developer
>> > Evangelist
>> > / Community Dictator.
>>
>> Armin would be it, but at this time he seems to be focused on his paid
>> work than anything else, he's just not active enough to dictate
>> anything.
>>
>
>

Re: [flask] Flask Google+ community

From:
pronoyc@gmail.com
Date:
2012-12-07 @ 15:30
Achieving omnipresence and world domination.
On Dec 7, 2012 8:58 PM, "Simon Zimmermann" <simon@insmo.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 6:19 AM, Sean Lynch <techniq35@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Just wanted to let everyone know I created a Google+ community for
> > discussions, questions, tips and tricks, and extensions.
> >
> > https://plus.google.com/communities/115428421469222663155
> >
> > If anyone would like to help moderate the community, let me know.
>
> The mailing list is good for discussions.
> The Flask website already has a tips & tricks section
>
> What is this good for again?
>