[development] Op-ed: Posting FUD/flame bait to the front page is unproductive, disrespectful, an abuse
merlin at logrus.com
Sun Dec 30 05:34:52 UTC 2007
Caleb Gilbert wrote:
> ...and is not an appropriate thing to do for people with Drupal.org
> <http://Drupal.org> frontpage rights.
> If there is something that an individual wants to talk out with the
> active Drupal community it should be done on the mailing listing, in the
> forums, in irc, Planet Drupal, via email or other appropriate places
> which are NOT supposed to be reserved for ushering in newcomers. Of the
> hundreds of thousands of people who visit the front page, only a few
> hundred of them have enough inside knowledge of the Drupal community to
> have an educated opinion, so why not spare the vast majority of
> Drupal.org <http://Drupal.org> visitors from posts, which in their eyes,
> likely serves nothing but to undermine the legitimacy of Drupal, its
> community, and open source.
> Besides the practicalities of the situation it's also very disrespectful
> and a betrayal of trust to the people/project who granted the frontpage
> rights in the first place to do such a thing as posting personal
> agenda-type items to the frontpage.
> Here's hoping that individuals and the community-at-large tighten the
> reins around themselves/each other in order to avoid these
> personal-soapbox situations in the future (unless it's to evangelize
> Drupal, the community, or open source), because it seems to be having a
> profoundly negative effect on morale...
I totally agree with you.
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