[development] Time to take away RTBC from every Joe

Angela Byron drupal-devel at webchick.net
Thu Feb 21 07:19:27 UTC 2008

Karoly Negyesi wrote:

 > Onwards, I would like to see a small handful people (me not
 > necessarily included!) to be able to RTBC core patches. As we go on,
 > more and more people will misunderstand what this means. A nice
 > pyramid, a few people on top deciding the patches, a few more culling
 > the flood of patches for them. As there is already a permission for
 > this, a little hacking (which I am willing to do) surely would make it
 > possible to have it just for project 3060.

No thanks.

My guess is that this small handful of people who'd have this permission 
are the same small handful of people who are already doing a bazillion 
other things in core, and suddenly moving issues to RTBC would become 
their full-time jobs (or at least part-time).

Further, instead of these "problem" users changing the status 
themselves, they now start PMing and e-mailing this small handful of 
people "RTBC my patch!!" which I can tell you right now is going to 
cause even further grating of nerves. :P

A better approach? Education. Document the best practices, *teach* 
problem users what the proper usage of "RTBC" is, and they'll teach 
others, and so on and so on.


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