[development] #drupal and #drupal-contribute split (Was: Re: Proposal: Move all dev support off this list to new StackExchange site)

Cameron Eagans cweagans at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 20:32:45 UTC 2011

The thing is, it's extremely irritating to be trying to work through a
problem with another core contributor and be interrupted by "cweagans: how I
can mine for fish? I need to do drupal" when I hadn't even been talking to

I mean, I understand that people need support, but support is a completely
different arena than development.

Also, when I started using Drupal (about 2.5 years ago), it wasn't just
"us". It was (at the time) "us" and "the god-like creatures that contribute
to core". Now, when I /join #drupal, I see the same kind of perspective.

I don't think that splitting #drupal-contribute out of #drupal was the cause
of that. It seems to me that it's a natural step in the overall progression
of a community's growth.


On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 14:26, Ted <ted-drupalists at webfirst.com> wrote:

> On 3/18/2011 3:49 PM, Angela Byron wrote:
>> In the end, I have absolutely no idea where Drupal 9 core/contrib
>> developers are going to come from. And that is absolutely terrifying.
> I started developing with drupal a few years ago, and have started
> contributing small patches and support answers. I'm here because Drupal
> meets my needs much of the time, and because I have a self-interest in
> helping everyone else. It works for me, and I figure that's the same way
> developers will arrive in the future. Building the community is still a lot
> of work, but maybe slightly less than absolutely terrifying.
> Too much to hope for?
> Ted
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