Re: [ietf-outcomes] Adoption legend summary on each page?
"David Harrington" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sun, 14 February 2010 06:40 UTC
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Hi Dave, I found --, -, 0, +, and ++ fairly intuitive because obviously ++ is more than +. (the 0 obviously needs explanation) I do not find essential, useful, pending, minor, and failure to be as intuitive. I also find the ordering to be unusual. I tend to think of numbers, as in graphs, growing larger to the right. So I would think the ordering should be --, -, 0, +, ++ or failure, minor, pending, useful, essential >From my perspective, I think snmpv1 has been massively implemented, deployed and used. However, many environments deliberately disable snmp for security reasons. essential means "Basic or indispensable; necessary" I don't know that a protocol that can be disabled in many environments should be called "essential". maybe important would be better than essential. I find it difficult to rate things using different scales mixed together. Is essential (i.e. necessary) the opposite of failure (not achieving the desired end or ends)? Is useful the opposite of minor? I think that you should compare apples with apples; the notations equivakent to '-' and '+' should be opposites, so if you are going to use "minor" (presumbaly meaning minor usage), then you should also use major, as in major usage. Or you should use "very useful", "useful", "not useful" and "not used" (or something else that uses relative levels of the same metric). dbh > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Dave CROCKER > Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:18 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: [ietf-outcomes] Adoption legend summary on each page? > > Folks, > > g'day > > Ray Pelletier commented to me that the notation for the > Adoption column is not > necessarily intuitive, and that it might be helpful to > replicate the coding > rules on each page. > > It might be helpful to repeat the gist of the coding > description on each page. > > I've put in a version of this onto the Application page, > associated with the > Legend pointer: > > <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/misc/outcomes/wiki/IetfApplications> > > and would like some feedback, before installing it on the > other pages, or > removing it. > > Are you comfortable with the form of summary I put on the page? > > Thanks. > > d/ > -- > > Dave Crocker > Brandenburg InternetWorking > bbiw.net > _______________________________________________ > ietf-outcomes mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/ietf-outcomes >
- [ietf-outcomes] Adoption legend summary on each p… Dave CROCKER
- Re: [ietf-outcomes] Adoption legend summary on ea… David Harrington
- Re: [ietf-outcomes] Adoption legend summary on ea… Dave CROCKER