[development] Purpose of this list [was: Disapearing $form_values]

Steven Jones steven.jones at computerminds.co.uk
Fri Feb 12 16:58:13 UTC 2010

I'm just saying that the list name might need some clarification, it  
used to be about developing Drupal, but now seems to be about  
supporting people who want to develop for Drupal. It might be useful  
to change the name of this list to make this clear.

On 12 Feb 2010, at 16:50, Jennifer Hodgdon <yahgrp at poplarware.com>  

> Steven/all:
> Regarding the purpose of this list...
> The list of lists page just says:
> http://drupal.org/mailing-lists
> Development - A list for Drupal developers.
> The list description says:
> http://lists.drupal.org/mailman/listinfo/development
> "The Development list exists for developers to be able to  
> communicate with one another and discuss the technical issues around  
> Drupal. Valid topics of discussions include code, patches, bug  
> reports, and detailed suggestions for future code."
> This appears to say that development questions are encouraged on  
> this list. It doesn't say you have to be an advanced, core developer  
> to participate or that you cannot ask questions.
> And in general, we need to be welcoming in this community, and not  
> tell new developers (who might eventually become core developers,  
> contributed module maintainers, etc. with our support) to go away.
> That's my 2 cents anyway...
>   --Jennifer
> Steven Jones wrote:
>> @ktt, apologies. I was blunt and meant to be, but meant no offence.
>> @all - Can we rename the list to 'Development Support' and change the
>> description to more accurately describe what this list offers to its
>> members.
> -- 
> Jennifer Hodgdon * Poplar ProductivityWare
> www.poplarware.com
> Drupal, WordPress, and custom Web programming

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