Re: [IxDA] Ang.: [IxDA] improvement request :: add jobs mailing list

9 Jun 2010 - 1:23pm
4 years ago
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Moses Wolfenstein
2010

here here.

I joined this list because I'm on the market (UX research), but I find the design thread immensely valuable. Once I'm placed, I fully want to keep receiving the design thread without the deluge of jobs (which are great right now).

-moses



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Moses Wolfenstein
Doctoral Candidate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
www.moseswolfenstein.com

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9 Jun 2010 - 11:05pm
elvenmuse
2010

There's no justification for receiving Job posts here. This (among other reasons) is why I prefer webforums instead of mailing lists. Also, Because of the nature of my project (a new interface for Unix), I'm also on the Darwin mailing lists (X11 and kernel)... and even adding those "posts"; the "job postings" are a big enough percentage of new e-mails.

> here here.I joined this list because I'm on the market (UX research), but > I > find the design thread immensely valuable. Once I'm placed, I fully want > to > keep receiving the design thread without the deluge of jobs (which are > great > right now). > -moses-- Moses WolfensteinDoctoral CandidateUniversity of Wisconsin, > Madisonwww.moseswolfenstein.com [1] > >

10 Jun 2010 - 7:10am
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

We're working to try and make sure job posts get put in the right place, but as Dave said, we can't get all of them. 

If, as you say, you think a web forum is better you're free to turn off your email notifications and use the site strictly as a web forum. 

10 Jun 2010 - 5:15pm
Dave Malouf
2005

Hi Matt,

My thought about web forum being better is not just a personal thing. I'm hypothesizing that a lot of the issues we are having not just technologically, but culturally with the Community of Practice stems from "email". People thinking old school "email list" is part of the issues we are facing. We are trying to do something different, but encouraging enabling people to think the same. I hear people say, "I prefer email" and hell anyone who was on early Donahue (let alone Conan) project teams know, I was right there w/ y'all. I refused to acknowledge the advice from others that stressed non-email over email in the past (going back to the very 1st days of this community). 

So rest assured, I'm not making the statement lightly. 
I also feel that maybe a "basecamp" model for communication is better where it is assumed you use the web site, but you CAN use email if you want to. The main limitation is that you can't start anything from email. THIS is probably my biggest gripe at the moment. That and how obviously replies aren't working from email for some odd reason.

To me there is some amazing opportunity to move beyond an analysis of "human needs" into a better understanding into how humans behave w/in different social interaction model. "Needs" will never really lead towards understanding in this case as these are just "client requests" like, "I want the logo green".

Anyway, that's what I was thinking.

-- dave

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