Add Thunderbird meeting notes blog to planet.mozillamessaging.com

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
8 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: standard8, Assigned: sancus)

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(Reporter)

Description

8 years ago
The Thunderbird weekly meetings are an informative part of what's happening in Thunderbird, the notes should be on planet.mozillamessaging.com. Thankfully the meeting notes blog (http://blog.mozilla.com/meeting-notes/) makes this easy for us:

http://blog.mozilla.com/meeting-notes/archives/tag/thunderbird/feed
(Assignee)

Comment 1

8 years ago
I don't really agree with this bug as-is. I think that the meeting notes make http://planet.mozilla.org feel spammy and look bad, since they are not filled with very much content of interest to someone who isn't doing day-to-day work on Mozilla projects.

When I read Planet I like to see stuff written by people on their blogs, because at least then they're making the decision 'this is worth writing and telling people about'. Weekly meeting notes are an automatic product of our day-to-day work, and I don't really think they match the amount of space they take up on the page with much value.

It might be less intrusive if there was some way to make the sections collapsible so it doesn't just look like a poorly formatted wiki copy paste, or even to have someone actually write a summary post on a monthly basis. Anything but dumping text that's available elsewhere.
They're very quick to scroll past, if you're not interested.  If they were more nicely formatted with some CSS, would that change your opinion much?
(Assignee)

Comment 3

8 years ago
Yeah, among other things. After I wrote that comment I looked into the script that's used to pull those notes out, and it could use some improvements -- other than formatting, skipping headers that have no content in them would be good. The current notes often have sections with no information in them because that group/dept/whatever didn't have any updates.
I completely agree that having them look too junky and/or in a format that's not easy-and-appealing for human readers to consume degrades the Planet reading experience.  At the same time, I want to avoid letting the perfect get in the way of the good as far as giving the broader-mozilla-messaging-community a single channel that's more helpful in keeping up with the work that's happening here.  

What would it look like to bring it up to the level you'd feel is sufficiently non-junky and how much work would that be?
(Reporter)

Comment 5

6 years ago
I think we'll close this as wontfix for now pending other investigations/thoughts.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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