On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, Paul Wendt wrote:
> Beside the issues covered by Derek and Tom yesterday, this exhibit may be
> useful in discussion of U ("User") step 0, as I call them for now:
> U - what should User do before or concurrently with giving data to Admin?
> Multiple issues. Scope includes: data format, source notes, proofing,
> documentation of all three, (other) use of bb-db Messages and Files
Data format - anything rational.
Source notes - following from Tom's proposals, we'd want to know your
source(s). The admin might ask for clarification here since two people
might refer to the same source by a different name. We should come up with
a standardized naming scheme for our sources.
Proofing - I don't know enough about the current process to provide
ideas/answers on this one. I'm all ears.
Documentation on all three - explanatory text on the first is needed, and
was provided with this example. In some cases there might be justification
needed. For example, if the change was to make SF null before 1890
(totally made up dates here), the justification might be something along
the lines of "SF were not tracked previous to 1890; we currently have
zeroes which isn't accurate." I don't think much documentation is needed
on the source notes unless there were discrepancies and we're picking one
source as more reliable than another. The only documentation I can think
of for proofing is helpful hints - "duceyro01 should be looked at during
proofing - I believe I got the splitting up of his stats over stints
correct, but he should be verified."
bbdb messages - I think we've always been encouraged to post when we're
working on something so we can avoid duplication of effort. This should
probably continue. In addition, bbdb can be used by a User who wants to
submit his work. Send it out to the list (just as you did for this one),
posting a file if necessary. Then an Admin with spare time can post a note
saying, "I'll take care of this one," very much like Sean F. does now.
> 0 - What should/must Admin do after receipt from User, perhaps partly in
> exchange with User, before proceeding?
> > 1 - checkout the Batting.csv file,
> > 2 . . .
Obviously there might be some flow back and forth between the Admin and
the User for clarification, but after that it should go as Tom previously