An LWN reader survey
Posted Feb 1, 2007 7:55 UTC (Thu) by pimlott
Parent article: An LWN reader survey
I can't find anything called "main articles" or "daily updates", but I assume this is what you get at http://lwn.net/, yes?
I'm very mixed about more guest authors. To date, their quality has varied widely, some splendid, some junk as far as I'm concerned, and I wish that they were held to a uniformly high standard. Further, some have a grating tendency to mimic Jon's writing style. While it works brilliantly for him, I don't enjoy reading poor imitations.
I'm a bit bothered by the positive response to the "howto" suggestions. Howtos are everywhere on the web, and while I'm sure LWN could do them better, it might just be adding to the clutter. It just doesn't seem to be a good way for LWN to distinguish itself and use its scarce resources. Further, this sort of material is best incorporated directly into the projects' documentation, I think. But maybe I have to see a few articles before judging.
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