[Scummvm-devel] Understaffing (Was: What is happening to the ScummVM team?)

Henry Bush scummvm at spookypeanut.co.uk
Thu Mar 5 10:03:27 CET 2009

IMHO there should still be one "webmaster". If that person wants to
divide the job up more to people to look after forums, wiki, etc, then
that's up to them (after consultation, natch). The point is that if
there is *anything* wrong with a scummvm related website then it's up
to the webmaster to make sure it gets sorted.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 08:23, Oystein Eftevaag <wintermute at geheb.com> wrote:
> Eugene Sandulenko wrote:
>> On Wed, 04 Mar 2009 22:06:51 +0100
>> Oystein Eftevaag <wintermute at geheb.com> wrote:
>>> In the interest of getting more people volunteering, though, I'd make
>>> the "roles" as atomic as possible. Being webmaster in general -might-
>>> be seen as too much, but dividing it into several roles (e.g. forums,
>>> front page, screenshot gatherer, etc) could be more overcomeable.
>> Ugh. Guys, you're missing the point of herding all of these people. We
>> will have to teach them, watch their work, ping them in case of
>> problems. After all, keep list of them.
>> If there will be an army of folks responsible for 5 minutes task each,
>> overheads on managing them will overcome benefits of their help.
> There's a balance to be struck, of course.  The whole point was that few
> people would feel comfortable taking on as much responsibility as you
> and Max, and the only way of combating that is to parcel it out some
> more. And roles like "forums admin" and "main site admin" does not an
> army make :).
> However, I'd say that if someone takes that much managing, they're the
> wrong person for the job :P. The forums admin should have prior forums
> software experience (or at least PHP/mysql experience), otherwise what's
> the point? Then the status quo is better.
> // Oystein/vinterstum
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