[development] Drupal 6 release schedule
gerhard at killesreiter.de
Wed Jan 31 23:51:24 UTC 2007
Raven Brooks wrote:
> Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
>> You are probably wrong there.
> My apologies, I gave you the benefit of the doubt - won't happen again.
That will eradicate many sources of misunderstanding.
>> What do you want? I even wrote "please". (Which was the part which I
> really didn't mean, if you want to know.)
>> Sorry, but if he can't operate google, then he's on the wrong mailing
> Well for starters it might be a nice general rule to just not send anything
> if you are only going to write something that is not only unproductive but
> also rude and condescending.
I wrote that mail to stop a useless discussion on "how the development
process of Drupal is fundamentally broken" in its infancy.
> Just *try* to put yourself in the shoes of a new developer to the Drupal
> project for a second.
It was a hard time. It has made me strong. I wish for others to be
strong too. I make them a hard time too.
> Is it better to be completely condescending when
Please don't use complicated words with foreigners.
> someone asks a question thereby giving them a bad impression of the
> developer community or would it be better to either a) not say anything or
> b) be polite and helpful? Option b shows leadership because you've
> potentially won a new developer to work on the project.
Wrong. Making others hard time shows leadership.
> Option a is
> available if you really don't care or can't do option b.
I am genetically and legally prohibited from using option b).
> Now if someone is being clearly annoying a personal message to that person
> may be in order, but it certainly isn't out of line for someone new to the
This required a public message since everybody else could also continue
the useless discussion.
> list to ask a question like that and if your standard is that they
> should be
> aware of every conversation that has ever taken place since drupal began,
> well that's just ridiculous and insane. People get interested in things
> topically, and the first impulse isn't--and shouldn't be--maybe I should
> consult google to see if that was discussed before because that indicates
> some kind of final decision when that isn't what this is.
That's where you are wrong again. If I feel the need to make a
suggestion, then I need to do research if anybody else brought the topic up.
> I've seen long
> standing things change at the drop of a hat when someone makes a case for
> them, and that should be encouraged.
Maybe you next time come up with ideas of your own instead of defending
people who haven't asked to be defended...
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