Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): TIP #41 (vetoed): Changes to front page and layout have to be tipped
To make sure, the front page consists of all HTML content visible there, including header and footer.
Reasoning: The question asked by Joel in TIP #40 and the discussions we had about the change of the header a while ago.
Execution: If it is a change of text, include your new version and the old version in the TIP. If it is a makeover of the design, post a URL to the the new design.
Perfect is the enemy of good.
We should encourage improvements. There will always be people who have somehting or other against whatever wording we come up with, but we should reward people who take constructive steps to improve the status quo, rather than people who obstruct those efforts.
We should have lower, not higher, barriers to Getting Things Done.
Hence, I suggest
- use your best judgement
- no TIP required
- post a heads-up in the forums,
It's not like we are engraving web pages in granite anyway, it's easy to change, tweak and converge on something we agree is good.