muzik wrote:Could a "moderator" class be added to Catagolue to help out with certain maintenance tasks? There's a few I have in mind:
You can already do all these things on the forums. The issue, I think, isn't so much reporting these things, it's making the changes. That -- as well as going through all the proposed changes to determine which have merit in the first place -- takes time, and time's limited. Put more succinctly, Calcyman does not scale; there's only one of him.
This is also why all these posts of "could X be done", "will we ever see Y", etc., are (generally) less than useful. Ideas (even good ones) are a dime a dozen; implementing them is more costly. As Edison famously observed, innovation is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.
And although you can't hack on Catagolue, you can
hack on e.g. apgluxe or Golly; so next time you've got a good idea, instead of suggesting that someone else take on the "99% perspiration", perhaps instead ask if a patch would be welcome, and if the response is positive, try implementing your idea yourself and send a pull request.
If you manage to implement your idea, great. And if you don't, perhaps you'll understand a bit better why all these aren't being eagerly jumped. (And if you're now thinking about replying "but I don't know Python / C++ / ...", keep in mind that nobody was born knowing anything about programming. Everyone had to learn it, so take it as your opportunity to educate yourself, rather than as an excuse to not learn anything new.)