[development] #drupal / #drupal-dev split considered harmful

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Wed Aug 1 00:19:59 UTC 2007

On Jul 31, 2007, at 4:54 PM, Angela Byron wrote:

> Since the people who founded #drupal-dev are the ones who rocked  
> the boat, I believe it is their responsibility to steer us to our  
> final destination. So what's it going to be? Are you guys going to  
> hang out in #drupal and answer support questions all day? Or are  
> you going to come back to the fold?

Oh come on.  You've seen the replies we just got when we tried to be  
logical and reasonable about it.  I thought I did a good job of  
providing evidence for my position.  I'm not interested in trying to  
have a debate in this climate, where the only replies in favor of the  
old status quo are either:

"I won't give up the channel to people too stupid to use IRC"


"Since you rocked the boat, it's now your responsibility to either  
provide free support all day or admit you were wrong for wanting to  
change anything".

And, frankly, how dare you accuse Earl and myself (for example) for  
not providing enough support?  Like we haven't done our share to help  
the Drupal project, writing docs, answering questions (in and out of  
IRC), improving the support tools on d.o, training the next layer of  
developers and contributors, etc, etc.  I'm not even talking about  
the code we write.  Please.

-Derek (dww)

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