cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
Cesy ([personal profile] cesy) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2009-08-17 05:52 pm

Link from staff page to staff journals

Title:
Link from staff page to staff journals

Area:
staff page

Summary:
Link from staff page to staff journals.

Description:
http://www.dreamwidth.org/site/staff.bml currently lists either people's legal names or online handles. I'd like to see links to their journals as well (either official or personal depending on their choice). I remember mentions that it's important that the site owners are also site users, and linking to their journals is one way of showing that, as well as being an official link to Denise and Mark's staff journals.

Edit: I should have said that this should be opt-in for current staff members.

Poll #1023 Link from staff page to staff journals
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32


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Should be implemented as-is.
10 (31.2%)

Should be implemented with changes.
13 (40.6%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
2 (6.2%)

(I have no opinion)
7 (21.9%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)

[personal profile] zvi 2009-08-17 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I think linking to [staff profile] mark and [staff profile] denise is a good idea, but many of the other staff members use their Dreamwidth's for ... well, the same stuff as everybody else, as opposed to any official capacity.

Perhaps we should link to the comms which correspond to the things they are working on?
turlough: deckchairs on Brighton Beach, June 2013 (Default)

[personal profile] turlough 2009-08-17 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
adalger: Earthrise as seen from the moon, captured on camera by the crew of Apollo 16 (Default)

[personal profile] adalger 2009-08-17 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I think [personal profile] cesy has exactly the opposite point in mind: if we want to emphasize that the staff are also users, we'd like people to be able to see that [personal profile] zorkian and [personal profile] synecdochic actively use the site for itself, and not just to communicate from on high to us lowly user types. I'm not sure I have an opinion on that point, but I wanted to make sure we're at least all talking about the same ideas.
zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)

[personal profile] zvi 2009-08-17 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I understand that; I just think her feature is a bug, at least for those of us suddenly on display.

A large part of the point of Mark and Denise having both staff accounts and regular user accounts is so that they can speak without the Voice of God effect. Most of the rest of staff, I think, haven't made journals to signal a separation because they haven't yet been held up as any more representative of the site than any other user.
turlough: deckchairs on Brighton Beach, June 2013 (Default)

[personal profile] turlough 2009-08-18 01:43 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)

[personal profile] triadruid 2009-08-20 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I like this change to the original idea.
zarhooie: Girl on a blueberry bramble looking happy. Text: Kat (Default)

[personal profile] zarhooie 2009-08-17 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
It should be opt-in for any current staff members.
archangelbeth: An anthropomorphic feline face, with feathered wing ears, and glasses, in shades of gray. (Default)

[personal profile] archangelbeth 2009-08-18 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
And opt-in for future ones!

[personal profile] rho 2009-08-17 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Personally, it doesn't bother me either way. Some people on the staff page may be a little concerned about this though.
instantramen: a woman with black hair and white skin pouring water from a kettle (Default)

[personal profile] instantramen 2009-08-17 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd go with having this be opt-in, because while I feel it'd be a nice reference for anyone who wants to know they're not just talking to Random Q. User, any of the staff who don't want to share that info for whatever reason should be allowed their privacy.
charmian: a snowy owl (Default)

[personal profile] charmian 2009-08-17 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Won't this potentially cause problems with people contacting staff in inappropriate places? (as in, staff members might not want to be contacted via their personal journal). Why not just have a blurb about how each staff member uses DW?
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[personal profile] 7rin 2009-08-17 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I think this is the thought I had too. While I know that *I know* that there's a time and place for everthing, I realise that not everyone else necessarily agrees with and/or recognises those particular times and places as I see them.

I think if this was gonna happen, then it'd definitely need to be opt in, and, tbh, I prefer your (charmian's) version of of having a blurb - possibly without that blurb actually revealing 'personal' accounts.

I doubt that I'm ever gonna get to a level where I'd get anywhere near risking being on such a list, but if I did, I know that I'd also want to be able to have an account where I actually could just be me, and not DW Staff.
charmian: a snowy owl (Default)

[personal profile] charmian 2009-08-18 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
I think that (some) people will try contacting staff through their personal journals, either because they mistakenly think that that's how they're supposed to do it, or they can't find the feedback/support links.

Isn't it already opt in? Personally, for me it's not that important that I know what the staff is doing w/ their personal accounts. If they have a totally access-locked account anyhow, that tells me absolutely nothing.
mark: A photo of Mark kneeling on top of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines. It was a long hike. (Default)

[staff profile] mark 2009-08-17 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm really torn on this. On one hand, I want the people who help us out to feel like they can let everybody know who they are without there being any negative effects. On the other hand, there are very good reasons not to demand people be in any sort of public facing "people who handle things" list.
softestbullet: Aeryn cupping Pilot's cheek. He has his big eyes closed. (BSG/ we'll always love you)

[personal profile] softestbullet 2009-08-18 08:37 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I vote 'NO' on demands, and 'sure' on optional linkage.
kyrielle: A photo of kyrielle, in profile, turned slightly toward the viewer (Default)

[personal profile] kyrielle 2009-08-18 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
I'd like to see it as:

1) Add a link to the official journal of any staff member with an official staff journal.

2) If they want to link to their personal journal, they can ask to have it in their bio as written there. Otherwise, they don't have to.
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)

[staff profile] denise 2009-08-22 08:42 am (UTC)(link)
I'm calling this 'rejected' for now, but will contact everybody to see if they want to link their journal on the staff page, and will go back and link to the appropriate dw_* comms.