[development] Wasting time and effort

Chris Johnson cxjohnson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 23:44:03 UTC 2009

I respectfully disagree completely.  Software development is not all
about solving the latest coding problem.  In fact, the so-called "meta
discussions" are really the largest and most important part, in a

Signal to noise on this list is probably the biggest problem in my
view, where noise is defined (by me) as any reply that doesn't add new
information or stake a out a different position (hence, most +1 and
similar remarks are pretty much noise -- on rare occasion where the
temperature of the community needs to be gauged they can be useful).

Attempts to squelch opposing views is generally counter-productive, as
well.  If one is not interested in the topic, delete it.  It will save
you tons of time and consternation.


On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Michael Favia <michael at favias.org> wrote:
> I've noticed an increasing number of "meta discussions" and I'd like to try
> to refocus our collective efforts if possible. All of these discussions
> about regulating contribution module development or only releasing core when
> the top X modules are upgraded, are more distracting then they are
> productive in my opinion.

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