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

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Wed Aug 1 08:24:05 UTC 2007

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Cog Rusty schrieb:
> 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?"

I'd typically answer such questions in #drupal.

> or "why doesn't this form work?".

These I might not since they could involve more work.

> We support guys couldn't
> answer and the developers seemed busy most of the time,

There's no entitlement to answers on IRC.

> while almost
> everyone was present on both channels. And they just waited and
> repeated the questions whenever they thought they had a chance.

That's rude and you should tell them.

> 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.

I've no idea why that was created.

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