A personal note.
This site is supposed to be a community website. I tried to create a place where people interested in programming languages could share links, ideas and so on.
In some respects the site is a success. We have had some wonderful contributors, and many are still on board. Most LtU readers take the time to say they appreciate the quality of the postings, the high signal to noise ratio, and the reasonable amount of traffic, which alows contemplation. I am happy to see you enjoy the site.
We also see a steady rise in the number of LtU readers, and the number of sites syndicating our headlines.
Alas, contributions come mainly from me and a couple of other dedicated contributors doing the best they can (we are all working people...) I find it extremely difficult to provide enough high quality content to justify the site. I started actively searching for things to post, and this really takes more time than I can afford at the moment.
This situation is problematic for another reason. It makes the site quite dull. We don't have enough sources of information, different perspectives and so on. This is a shame, bacuse I want to come here to learn about things I am not familiar with.
I really would like to have more participation. Either from current members, or by recuriting new contributors.
I thought about some new apporaches, like finding someone willing to be responsible for a specific department (e.g., I feel that the Logic/Declerative department could benefit from more attention). Another possibility is that someone would volunteer to run a regular 'column' on some interesting topic (LC puzzles would make me happy..)
Anyway, I realy think that the only way to keep LtU alive and worthy of your surfing time (and mine!) is by having more participation.
So if you are willing to become a contributing editor, let me know. If you have some other suggestions - please share them with the rest of us. And if you think all this is misguided, and you prefer a site you just skim, and doesn't expect your participation - let me know; perhaps what I have in mind is not what others want.
Meanwhile, I'll try to find good links to post..
Posted to admin by Ehud Lamm on 7/25/01; 1:24:33 PM