The Art of Community

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Printed Page xix
First paragraph, line 6 --- middle of line

printed as, '... how on earth do we built an inspiring, ...' I believe it should be, '... how on earth do we build an inspiring ...' a simple error in typesetting...........

Anonymous  Aug 27, 2009 
PDF Page x1x
First Paragraph

"how on earth do we built an inspiring, engaging, and enjoyable community in our own walk of life?" should be: "how on earth do we build an inspiring, engaging, and enjoyable community in our own walk of life?

Ron Gill  Mar 23, 2010 
Printed Page xxiii
between paragraphs three and four

The URL given to leave reviews of the book is not correct. The last four numbers in the URL in the book are "6718" and should be "7234" as shown below: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596157234/

Sherry  Apr 15, 2010 
Printed Page xix
next to last line in first paragraph

"built" should be "build"

Sherry  Apr 15, 2010 
PDF Page 23
first line of page

decide on major architectural decision. --> decide on major architectural decisions.

Campbell Hore  Oct 10, 2010 
PDF Page 29
Next to last paragraph

"(we will focus on building a strong environment booking in Chapter 4)" perhaps should be: "(we will focus on building a strong environment in Chapter 4)". That is, "booking" should be removed?

Anonymous  Oct 11, 2010 
PDF Page 38
Next to last paragraph

"... and enjoy the fruits of the labor." -> "... and enjoy the fruits of their labor." That is, "... of the" -> "... of their".

Anonymous  Oct 12, 2010 
PDF Page 69
4th paragraph

Simple typo: "bridged this divide by proving gateways" should be "bridged this divide by providing gateways"

Dan Scott  Oct 04, 2009 
PDF Page 75
Last sentence

"Life has taught us that consistent exposure to high-quality content can influence raised quality in the onlookers." How about: "Life has taught us that consistent exposure to high-quality content can engender a high-quality response in the onlookers." It may be that the sentence breaks across the page boundary, but it just doesn't scan well for me.

Anonymous  Oct 14, 2010 
PDF Page 78
The bottom posted example communication

The bottom posting example as published: > Hey All, > I just wanted to ask what is the answer to Foo? >> The answer is Bar OK, thanks for the reply, Jono! Bob would actually look like this after two bottom posted responses: >> Hey All, >> I just wanted to ask what is the answer to Foo? > The answer is Bar OK, thanks for the reply, Jono! Bob Each new response is normally pushed to the right with a new angle bracket; thus, putting two brackets in front of the original communication and only one in front of the first response after two responses.

Anonymous  Oct 14, 2010 
PDF Page 82
5th paragraph

"We the press ... and there the marketing folk ..." would be more balanced if it was: "We the press ... and they the marketing folk ..."

Anonymous  Oct 14, 2010 
PDF Page 165
3rd paragraph of Buildup

http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/01/13/announcement/ refers to an example of Buildup. That page uses http://www.jonobacon.org/blurry.png which seems to have disappeared. That sort of loses the effect of using a real example, since we now can not see the key component of the tease.

Anonymous  Oct 15, 2010 
PDF Page 179
2nd paragraph of "The Amateur Press"

http://www.lessig.org/blog/ indicates that Lawrence Lessig has ceased to blog as of August 20, 2009 2:15 AM

Anonymous  Oct 15, 2010 
PDF Page 191
3rd paragraph

Perhaps the Launchpad URL should use the https: protocol as all previous references to Launchpad have? http://www.launchpad.net -> https://www.launchpad.net

Anonymous  Oct 17, 2010 
PDF Page 204
6th paragraph

"... (and overtly terse information),;and the documentation ..." Change ",;" to ";".

Anonymous  Oct 17, 2010 
PDF Page 223
6th paragraph

"Technical communities who have successfully implementated of the dictatorial model often refers to their primary leader as a benevolent dictator." does not scan. Try: "Technical communities who have successfully implemented the dictatorial model often refer to their primary leader as a benevolent dictator." Or: "Technical communities who are successful implementors of the dictatorial model often refer to their primary leader as a benevolent dictator." Or: "Technical communities who have successfully implemented this model often refer to their primary leader as a benevolent dictator." Or:

Anonymous  Oct 17, 2010 
PDF Page 271
1st paragraph of "Profiling the polemical"

"try to disengage with them" -> "try to disengage from them" The usage I have normally seen is "engage with people" and "disengage from people". Your phrase may be acceptable, but it clanged in my mental ear.

Anonymous  Oct 18, 2010 
PDF Page 278
1st paragraph

"As time went, on he became increasingly difficult to get a hold of." Perhaps the comma is misplaced: "As time went on, he became increasingly difficult to get a hold of." And if you are passionate about not ending a sentence with a preposition: "As time went on, he became increasingly difficult to contact."

Anonymous  Oct 18, 2010 
PDF Page 338
4th paragraph of "Running a session"

"tuition session" The first meaning of tuition is a sum of money paid for instruction. Perhaps "tutorial session" would carry the meaning more obviously.

Anonymous  Oct 21, 2010 
PDF Page 354
2nd paragraph of "BE WARY OF TOO MUCH TRAVEL"

"the organization sends them around the him to every conceivable conference" -> "the organization sends them around to every conceivable conference" That is, delete "the him".

Anonymous  Oct 21, 2010