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j4 From: j4 Date: June 29th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hello, you. :-)

I'm all for giving people this information (it's the only way they'll find out how useless it really is) and building it into the CMS seems to be a good way of doing this, but we're using a fiendish home-rolled CMS system so it may not be practical at the moment. (What CMS etc are your web people using, OOI?)

The question of them doing something stupid doesn't really arise as we're still quality-controlling everything that gets published (for trusted content providers this is basically just a push-the-button formality; for others, it's a gate we can keep closed no matter how hard they headbutt it). It's all a tradeoff between getting your time wasted preventing teh stupid, and letting teh stupid happen (but saving time -- though I'd argue that then half my time would be spent retrospectively fixing stupidity).

On a bad day, though, I just think "Why don't we just turn the whole goddamned thing into a wiki, and then tell them 'when you shoot yourself in the foot, don't come running to us'."
truecatachresis From: truecatachresis Date: June 29th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Why don't we just turn the whole goddamned thing into a wiki, and then tell them 'when you shoot yourself in the foot, don't come running to us'."

Because they will come running to you ANYWAY, and you won't be able to stop them. And then your bad day will be an even worse day, because they'll whine and whine until you've fixed their mess, or whine even more if you tell them you can't fix it.

j4 From: j4 Date: June 30th, 2006 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
So then we... RELEASE THE MAN-EATING BEARS!
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