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

Cog Rusty cog.rusty at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 02:28:44 UTC 2007

This will be a bit of topic, since I believe that finally people will
do whatever they need to do (including trying to convince people to
see a big picture -- that is commendable too).

Anyway, in my few visits to #drupal and #dupal-support a while back
there was one thing which caught my eye. Not so much the "support?!"
incidents, but the new people who were dangling for hours between the
two channels asking questions like "how do I catch that argument from
the URL?" or "why doesn't this form work?". We support guys couldn't
answer and the developers seemed busy most of the time, while almost
everyone was present on both channels. And they just waited and
repeated the questions whenever they thought they had a chance.

I hear that #drupal-dojo has been created since that time and I hope
it is active enough to cover the "new generations" of developers.

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