Group application standardization

Dennis Gilmore dennis at
Thu Apr 15 20:03:59 UTC 2010

On Thursday 15 April 2010 02:37:29 pm Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at> wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Apr 2010, Matt Domsch wrote:
> >> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Tom "spot" Callaway
> >> 
> >> <tcallawa at> wrote:
> >> > On 04/15/2010 11:56 AM, Mike McGrath wrote:
> >> >> We've got a group called "disabled_torrent" the rules for application
> >> >> are "Do NOT apply for this group.  It is a disabled group.  Why
> >> >> would you apply for this group?"...  People have applied for this
> >> >> group.
> >> > 
> >> > I suspect most of those folks do not read English.
> >> 
> >> or they're bot signups...
> > 
> > FWIW, at least some of them were actual people who told me they weren't
> > sure why they signed up for group X.  Mind boggling :)
> It is probably a similar subset of the people who want install everything.
> When I went through the groups lists there were so many choices I just
> decided to mass submit for some pages as it was easier to have someone
> tell me "Hey you didn't want to do that." versus find out later I
> needed to apply for a group if I wanted to do something.  I am
> guessing it is another example of the too many choices problem: while
> some people can't make any decision from the multitude there are..
> some people have found it more useful to just choose everything to see
> what happens.

Maybe we need some kind of abstraction layer with a wizard,

that asks some questions on where you would like to contribute. and recommends 

i.e. im from brasil and want to translate i get offered the general translation 
group and the pt_BR one 

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