[development] How to change user profile entries

Todd Bloom todd.bloom at me.com
Thu May 10 13:12:21 UTC 2012

Why even have two lists at all, then? It just seems counter productive to bicker about which list something should be on and just answer the question. 

I can't imagine the "archives" of this list being heavily searched for answers, considering how hidden the UI is. On the forums, sure, I could see directing a user to the right place but not here.

I feel that the more Drupal grows the more it will lose the sense of community.

I mean, seriously - the question was pretty clearly not a "how do I" question and something that would have needed programming to accomplish. And, even if it was outside of the lists scope, why give a completely snarky and unhelpful reply? "Development" is pretty wide open - quite frankly, the question *was* about development of Drupal. 

There's a difference between keeping people clear about the topics of mailing lists and just plain being rude. Given that Drupal.org doesn't really even know *what* they want these lists to be, I could see where the confusion lies.

I mean, on the mailing-lists page of drupal.org, it lists it as being for core developers. On the mailman page, it lists it as being for "whoever". Some people mention that it's for module developers.


On May 10, 2012, at 05:26 AM, Earnie Boyd <earnie at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 5:43 AM, Todd Bloom <todd.bloom at me.com> wrote:
> Honestly, I don't get why there's a fuss about it. How much volume does this list get specifically dedicated to core development, any way?

Did I say "core" development? No, I did not, we've succumbed to the
fact that core developers no longer visit this list. We have agreed
that this list is to be used by module developers for questions about
module development issues. The OP did not speak about development in
any way but instead about use.

> It's not like it's a high volume list. It's not like it's a big deal to answer questions that someone might have even though it's not specifically related to core development.

The support list isn't "high volume" either. But that isn't the
issue. The issue is a segregation for archive purposes. If we just
willy-nilly use the list without dedicated purpose what's the point of
having a list named development versus one named support? How will a
user seeking information know he can depend on a list named
development to discuss development issues? We self-police the list so
that we can have distinction in the purpose of the list for the
benefit of those seeking information.

-- https://sites.google.com/site/earnieboyd
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