[whatwg] WHATWG on Google+
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Nov 21 07:16:22 PST 2011
On 11/21/11 9:22 AM, Jake Verbaten wrote:
> As long as G+ is only an optional addition for people who want to use it,
> does it really do harm?
As long as all technical discussion ends up in a central place where
everyone can see it at some point, no harm done.
My experience is that once you have side channels for technical
discussion, that doesn't happen anymore. Plenty of stuff gets discussed
on irc and makes it into the spec without any mention on this mailing
list, for example.
The net result is that it becomes easy for small echo-chamber groups to
push through changes to the spec that are bad (whether on purpose or
not) that everyone else is supposed to notice "somehow" and go about fixing.
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