[p2pu-dev] Should we be recommending Profile tags as the main way to suggest course ideas?

Alison Jean Cole alisonjean.cole at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 19:14:23 UTC 2011


+1 for auto suggest, if it's feasible - not to narrow folks' interest but to
broaden the chances that they'll connect with others.

ALISON
p2pu.org/en/alison/





On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Jessica Ledbetter <
jessica at jessicaledbetter.com> wrote:

> Social glue: +1 That's one of the reasons. I'd love to find all the other
> people interested in web stuff so I can follow on P2PU or add to G+ or
> whatnots. :)
>
> Jessy: Awesome. Let me know how it goes. I did notice quite a bit of wonk
> and have some ideas (maybe a blacklist of terms like "of" "the") for some
> folks' tags.
>
> Wesley: Metric is a measurement really. So like how many people have a
> certain tag could be a metric. It could then be expanded to show how many
> people have that tag and visited the site within the last week. We can use
> them to help us improve and see how we're doing as a system.
>
> We could do a 'related' table but think that that'd be way down the line if
> we did go that route. For example, "javascript" "php" "mysql" tags are all
> "web" but only "javascript" and "php" might be "programming."
>
> I've noticed quite a few folks put "programming" and that influenced me
> putting programming so I'm thinking of an auto-suggest which might help.
>
> I get excited about things that help with finding stuff and linking us
> together so pardon if my emails on tagging get too long :)
>
> On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Alison Jean Cole <
> alisonjean.cole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> In the fairy tale future, hopefully tags will serve as the social glue -
>> they will give users the ability to suggest courses, find collaborators,
>> invite guest experts, make friends, etc..
>>
>> ALISON
>> p2pu.org/en/alison/
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Jessy Kate Schingler <
>> jessy at jessykate.com> wrote:
>>
>>> when i do the next round of work on the metrics script, maybe i could
>>> have it scrape that field and do an auto-count of terms used.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Jessy
>>> --
>>> http://jessykate.com
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 1:57 PM, Wesley Pennock <
>>> wesleymarkpennock at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Agreed maybe make similar tag connections? Not entirely sure how that
>>>> would work but I have high hopes it can be done. Jessica what is a metric by
>>>> the way?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Jessica Ledbetter <
>>>> jessica at jessicaledbetter.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> User tags aren't perfect and I'm hoping to tweak it a little. I have a
>>>>> long list in my head and some on the commit note too.
>>>>>
>>>>> Yes, we're hoping that we can easily see who all wants X as a topic.
>>>>> It's not perfect though and I'm thinking of ways to make it better. For
>>>>> example, if one person puts "Javascript" but I want to see everyone wanting
>>>>> to learn "jQuery" maybe those Javascript people would be interested in it.
>>>>> Could just be as simple as "Find all people tagged with these terms:
>>>>> javascript jquery prototype node." Also, typos count so those looking for
>>>>> "Javscript" won't find "Javascript." I could do a "like" for suggestions and
>>>>> something like "did you mean?"
>>>>>
>>>>> Yes, I'm also hoping for metrics. I love metrics and will help how I
>>>>> can.
>>>>>
>>>>> Yes, I want to be able to subscribe to a tag and get notified when a
>>>>> course [1] is created with such.
>>>>>
>>>>> Courses will have organizer supplied tags in the next release and some
>>>>> of that code is already committed (though not in production).
>>>>>
>>>>> Some of this code is me scratching my own itch but that's one of the
>>>>> awesome things about open source ;) Patches/pull requests welcome!
>>>>>
>>>>> [1] Course, study group, workshop, etc. :)
>>>>>
>>>>> ~Jessica
>>>>> Volunteer Developer
>>>>> Lernanta/P2PU
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 11:47 AM, Wesley Pennock <
>>>>> wesleymarkpennock at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Yes Pippa we should. We could have school organizers look through all
>>>>>> the users "want to learn more section" and using that decide what should
>>>>>> taught next. And maybe create a graph of some sort out of this data. These
>>>>>> are just some preliminary thoughts though. Also about the user notification
>>>>>> of courses that match their tag, this is a brilliant idea and should be
>>>>>> implemented immediately.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 6:29 AM, Pippa Buchanan <
>>>>>> Pippa.Buchanan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm reviewing the SoW FAQ information.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> One section I'd like to make sure we get right is "*I'd like to
>>>>>>> suggest a course idea, but not necessarily organise it myself. Can I do
>>>>>>> that?"*
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> We're currently recommending Uservoice as the way to suggest a course
>>>>>>> idea. The problem is that potential P2PU users end up creating a Uservoice
>>>>>>> account instead of a P2PU account.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> As we've now started to use tags, should I start recommending to
>>>>>>> users that they create a profile and add relevant tags to the "Want to learn
>>>>>>> more about" section?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> How do we imagine that this  will end up being used? Will users with
>>>>>>> tags get notified when courses with matching tags are created?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> P*
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>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>>> Wesley Pennock
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>>>>> --
>>>>> Jessica Ledbetter
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