it'd be nice if everybody would tag 'events' with [[category:events]]
gba 00:22, 15 October 2008 (PDT)
Looking for help to set up an event: OOTSIDEBOX project presentation at NOISEBRIDGE
I'm Jean Noël and I'm looking for help to finalize the organization of this event on Sat november 23th: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Www.OOTSIDEBOX.com_making_NOISE_in_California
I plan to have up to 20 particpants, 10 guys already confirmed that they will come. To find out more about OOTSIDEBOX project:
Waiting for reply...
Best Regards Jean Noel email@example.com
FWD Events Re-Direction
There is no reason to mention that I post my events to noisebridge-discuss and noisebridge-announce, "invariably" or not.
-- (saved separately in case of future undo's)
Thanks for using this Category_talk:Events section.
But no, a certain percentage of people invariably see the fairly brief wiki event description here before viewing the listserve posting (assuming they're subscribed to either listserve). They'll subsequently be able to use the Discuss/Announce re-direction in its current state to effectively see timely reminders of the bi-weekly FWD highlights.
As a beneficial use-case scenario for those of us (who shall remain nameless) solely wishing to glean highlights of bi-weekly FWD events, this very re-direction filters out the large amount of discussion "noise" even better than subscribing to the Discuss list in Daily Digest mode.
Let's please keep it that way.
Nthmost electing Nuclear option
Okay, what's done is done.
Can We Have an Actual Dialog Perhaps?
Are you going to respond to the questions I have posed about how best to protect everyone's interests? Or are you just going to keep shouting in the wiki edit history and reviving things I wrote that I decided to delete?
Attention: It is super important to 22.214.171.124 that the following text stay on this page:
It would be easier to take suggestions if they actually, you know, came to our attention in some way. I'm not going to keep watching these Talk pages [correction: apparently I am --Nthmost (talk) 17:44, 18 May 2014 (UTC)]. The only reason I'm even here is that someone noticed a bunch of anonymous trollish edits coming from a particular IP address and sent me a link.
Options at your disposal:
- creating a user account, possibly by using Tor and an anonymized email address.
- user and wiki pages' discussion (a.k.a. "talk") sections
- the nb-discuss list
- emailing someone personally
- the rack list
The so-called "nuclear option" (which isn't very "nuclear" at all; "nuclear" would be to wipe the whole wiki VM and start over) is temporary and only applies to a few pages. Feel free to troll elsewhere -- somewhere that doesn't matter as much to the continued well-being of the community.
It's of benefit to no-one to erase or make malicious subtle edits to event listings. If you're doing this, go do something productive for a change.
and Nthmost shows zero signs of "temporarily" relenting on the Nuclear option applying to the most valid editable wiki pages.
Regardless of Nthmost's devious plans to eliminate anonymous edits (as below), let us hope that we all can contribute anonymous comments and beneficial comments that won't get so maliciously and quickly erased!
[My apologies; honestly didn't mean to disrespect anyone's voice. Trust that it wasn't malice, at least. Besides, if I were really trying to be devious, I would have created a new admin account and protected the front page with THAT, so that people wouldn't know it was me. --Nthmost (talk) 21:16, 17 May 2014 (UTC)]
... or Nthmost and her powerful committee-members can continue to blithely ignore suggestions like these
[Help me out here: how would YOU solve the problem of keeping the admins from getting burnt out defending the Event listings and other important noisebridge things from opportunistic destructive (not even interesting) trolling? --Nthmost (talk) 21:16, 17 May 2014 (UTC)]
[By the way,
- *I took the above suggestion and made the edit.*
The current protection level is "block new and unregistered users from editing".
Is there some reason why making an account and editing a page is out of the question? I am honestly trying to understand. Anyone who wished to remain "anonymous" could easily still use a Tor node, create a throwaway email address to use for wiki editing, and make a meaninglessly-named user account. The point of protecting against anonymous editing is to create a friction to opportunistic destructive trolling.
I'm not try to be a dictator, I'm trying to protect everyone's interests. This is just an experiment and feedback is welcome (despite my initial knee-jerk reaction, which is why I deleted this section before.) I'll leave it here, since it's important to you.