Wednesday February 28th, 2001
Asa Dotzler writes:
#27 Re: Do you think we\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'re twiddling our thumbs?
Sunday March 4th, 2001 12:47 AM
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No. Someone needs to say this. And say it again, and again, and again. The \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"friendly advice\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" which is no more than criticism with a painted happy face is wearisome. It\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s either the same people who never learn, or newbies who should have lurked longer before posting, but it gets tiresome. If you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'re not going to contribute, do you think whining here helps? If you believe it does, you are delusional. If you know it doesn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t, then you must admit you cause harm to the project at the least by giving press-people dirt. Yes, this has been done, it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s not pie in the sky. So...you know what to do. Fill out a bug. Write code. Write a help page. To those who don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t contribute (and whine about how hard it is to contribute) you have no say in the product. It\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s that easy. People who don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t contribute really cannot complain how it turns out. You had the opportunity to steer the ship and you refused, so your advice, your criticism, your words all count for nothing. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m all for putting stars next to the people\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s name by how many bugs they post, how active they are on the newsgroups/mailing lists, or something. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d really love to show the world that most of the whining does come from people too lazy to actually help!