Gentoo Archives: gentoo-devrel

From: George Prowse <cokehabit2003@××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-devrel@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-devrel] Proposal of Change to the Gentoo User Relations Project
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 18:24:07
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-devrel] Proposal of Change to the Gentoo User Relations Project by Ciaran McCreesh
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Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> 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.
Well for at least some other developers it is working ok, that isn't to say that it couldn't work better but the forums are a constantly changing project.
> > | 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...
Good idea! I'll remember that.
> > | 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.
It seems that from some users that was the intention.
> > | > 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 > forums? >
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