Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous

Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com> Fri, 16 April 2021 01:21 UTC

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Subject: Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous
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On 4/15/21 6:17 PM, scott wrote:
>
>>> Maybe one thing that could be done is to have a set of things that
>>> newbies can do to participate that are likely to be taken very
>>> favorably. What author doesn't like somebody who's gone through your
>>> ID with a fine tooth comb for nits, bad grammar, unclear text, etc and
>>> especially from fresh eyes from the perspective of a potential
>>> implementer, for example. Everybody would win in that situation. Their
>>> naivety is a huge benefit.
>
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>
> "What author doesn't like somebody who's gone through your ID with a 
> fine tooth comb for nits, bad grammar, unclear text, etc and 
> especially from fresh eyes from the perspective of a potential
> implementer, for example."
>
>
> This is what I tried when I first came over from NANOG after reading 
> 'ops folks come on over to IETF' emails there.  Not everyone wants 
> that.  I was told 'that's what the RFC editor is for.  Do you have any 
> valuable input?'  Paraphrasing...  Since then I have been a lurker 
> just because I want to learn.
>
Yeah, that's a problem. That shouldn't be controversial. Ever. Chairs 
should shut down prickly authors post haste.

Mike