Gentoo Archives: gentoo-devrel

From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
To: gentoo-devrel@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-devrel] Proposal of Change to the Gentoo User Relations Project
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 18:15:48
Message-Id: 20060302181528.2f0cde03@snowdrop.home
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-devrel] Proposal of Change to the Gentoo User Relations Project by George Prowse
On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 18:07:47 +0000 George Prowse
<cokehabit2003@××××××××.uk> wrote:
| We have some developers who use the forums a lot, like the ones i
| pointed out to you earlier. I can imagine that one of the main reasons
| that developers dont use the forums is that they prefer to spend their
| time developing their Gentoo projects while others find the time to
| help those who need it on the forums.

Perhaps you should ask, rather than imagine. For at least some other
developers I've asked, this isn't why they avoid the forums.

| That has been noted and Ian! is building a new search function from
| scratch. Other things that would possibly help would be the ability to
| exclude forums from the search and perhaps splitting some of the
| forums up.

And being able to tag a thread with a package name...

| Perhaps if you treated people with a little more respect then they
| would have some more for you. If you have a complaint take it up with
| devrel, you are in the correct place.

Eh, easier to just not use the forums except when someone points
something out to me.

| > Neither of these answers will, on its own, be enough to help you
| > solve the "not enough developers on the forums" issue. Nor will it
| > help if you claim that "the forums are fine as they are". Why not
| > try finding out from other developers why they think the forums are
| > not fine?
| Why bother when we have you to speak for all developers?

Do you think that that attitude will help get more developers onto the

Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (Wearer of the shiny hat)
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Re: [gentoo-devrel] Proposal of Change to the Gentoo User Relations Project George Prowse <cokehabit2003@××××××××.uk>