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Posted by diegoeskryptic [send private reply] at September 23, 2002, 06:08:23 PM In the learning groups... Coordinators or Volunteer coordinators assigned work and approved if it was right or wrong... Now that we have Interest Groups, it is rather unclear to me (and Psion) what the role of a coordinator or volunteer coordinator should be. I would like to get some opinions on what roles these two positions should play in fostering a Interest Group. And of course these opinions will have to be accepted by the majority of the people. Hopefully so we can get these Interest Groups rolling and on the road. Let me know what you think......
Posted by regretfuldaydreamer [send private reply] at September 23, 2002, 06:15:48 PM They should be the all knowledgable master, that a newbie can ask a question to without me necessarily insulting them for being a newbie. And they should make sure that things stay strictly on-topic.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at September 23, 2002, 06:17:58 PM I think they should just be there to regulate and guide discussion and be a knowledgable resource.
Posted by mop [send private reply] at September 23, 2002, 07:02:16 PM The only person here who I've seen insult a newbie is RDD so..
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at September 23, 2002, 08:46:41 PM There's not really anything to do except approve exercise submissions, to prevent people from spamming the site with random things/ads/etc.. Because of this, I think they also need near-flawless grasp of English, since we don't want ugly looking text.
Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at September 23, 2002, 09:32:16 PM I think they should have some degree of knowledge on the topic at hand, but not neccisarly be a master of it. The abilitiy to speak, read, and write fluent English [Not a master of the language] would be prefferred as well, unless the interest group is for say; `Japanese Programming' or a perhaps another language. <BR> That brings a question to mind, would one who lives in say, Japan, Israel or some other region that uses a a different charactor set program in their native language or would they have to learn the English commands?
Posted by DragonWolf [send private reply] at September 24, 2002, 04:40:24 AM Me Speak English Good!
I havn't heard of any programming languages that are not based on English, with a few exceptions. HTML would be the easiest one to port into different languages ^^
Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at September 24, 2002, 06:04:43 AM I'm fairly sure that programming languages are not ported between languages - ruby, a language designed by a japanese fellow, has english keywords. The internal symbols of the linux kernel are english, not the native language of wherever Linus Torvalds came from.
Posted by diegoeskryptic [send private reply] at September 24, 2002, 09:26:13 AM I believe he came from Finland... but let's please try to stay on topic and not stray... thank you...
Posted by DragonWolf [send private reply] at September 24, 2002, 09:57:06 AM you know what I mean't.
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