[development] Community, mailing list and IRC (was: I unsubscribe)

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Wed Jan 3 15:48:57 UTC 2007


Please allow me to respond.

On 1/3/07, Karoly Negyesi <karoly at negyesi.net> wrote:
> Apparently it is more important to write mails that make people feel
> welcome here than to develop and I am actually advised not to read the
> list or at least parts of it.

It is important (not more important, just important) to welcome and
new comers. Correcting their mistakes in a non-confrontational,
way would most likely cause us to gain one more developer, as well as a
sense of community as a whole, not to mention the community reputation.

So, I unsubscribe now and stuck to places where actual development
> happens: the issue queue and the channel. Yesterday a totally new guy
> proposed an interesting idea on #drupal and in private and today the patch
> is submitted. I like this.

Karoly, IRC is a valuable collaboration tool, but not for everybody. Others,
myself, find the "everyone talking to everyone" distracting, and just
the ADD (

Moreover, IRC is transient. One cannot go back and check what has been
or what drawbacks a certain approach has, ..etc..

Dries has repeatedly stated that IRC is not an official communication
channel because
of the above reasons. We've also seen some "surprise" decisions for the rest
of the
community when a small group discusses/decides on IRC and then things are
without proper notification to the rest of the community.

So, by all means, use it for collaboration and whatever you find useful, but
make it the sole conduit for everyone else.
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