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Hi Leif,

nice idea ...

Am 04.09.2012 19:10 schrieb leif:

... self motivating: 

 * ... immediately see a result ...
 * ... makes sense in real life ...
 * ... released on the same date ...
 * ... crowd task ...

Can we somehow transfer these motivating feelings to other projects?

Which projects (or areas) do you feel need most motivation/care?
And where are the next lowest hanging fruits (apart from localisation)?

Just to pick one: QA for example seems to need a different approach, as to ...

. install & test early versions (best: master)
. find bugs (desirable: follow a test plan)
. report bugs (needs bugzilla knowledge)
. reproduce them (try to understand the 'non-native English' first ;-) )
. triage them (needs a feeling for relevance)
. escalate them (needs rhetoric abilities)
. hopefully they get fixed one day (needs patience & luck)
. retest and verify them (oh dear!)

... it takes all an awful lot of time, nearly-beyond-human patience and knowhow,
and cannot (or to a much lesser extent) be crowdsourced. So there should be
other motivators (e.g. a "better working software"? positive end user feedback?
increasing download numbers? fun working in the QA community? learn using funky
tools? others???)

(QA IMHO seems to have been a bit abandonned for the last 2 years and is just
starting to gather interested people and establish efficient workflows - hopefully)


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