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

jeff at ayendesigns.com jeff at ayendesigns.com
Sun Mar 20 17:00:25 UTC 2011

I agree. I would have loved to contribute directly to D7. I found a 
level of...discomfort overall. I've was coding when many of you were 
first learning to count, so it's not the php I'm uncomfortable with.

I think part of it is coming upon a group that have been together so 
long that they're clique-ish, not meaning to be and not in a bad way, 
but they know their routine and topic and each other so well that 
everything is in shorthand, and it's great for being a voyeur but 
daunting to a new guy. The other part is some discomfort with the 
fast-paced immediacy of #drupal-contribute when combined with being a 
newbie to core, like jumping on a fast ride that's already moving.

I would have felt more secure about it even with something as small as 
some color coding on open issues that signified "this one is probably 
good for a core newbie."

On 03/20/2011 12:39 PM, John Fiala wrote:

> It's not all IRC. Some of it is just... something else.
>   Maybe it's because I'm a shoddy person to work on core, and I need to
> learn more (what, I'm not sure) before I'm welcome to help out with
> it, but it's not all people hiding away in #drupal-contribute.

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