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Monday October 22nd, 2001

Many of you are familiar with the Bug Day's that we started a few years ago. Well, with the number of people wanting to help out skyrocketing these last few months, and others have decided that a bug week was in order. They'll be running it from Saturday October 27th to Sunday November 4th, and they'll have plenty of smart people on hand to help folks learn the bug system, learn how to use the various other web tools, and of course, learn some tips on how to contribute code to the Mozilla effort. Click the Full Article link to get all the details.

#75 Re: Re: Re: Re: Newsforge - Learning from Mozilla

by macpeep

Friday October 26th, 2001 9:03 AM

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If you don't agree, post your comments on why you think strauss is wrong - don't attack or ridicule the writer. While strauss' post is obviously not for the faint of heart, it's quite correct. Or are you saying that it's all easy going and there are no problems and that there's no need for taking a good hard look at where the whole project is heading? You reacted exactly in the way strauss described. Problems aren't dealt with but instead people take a defensive attitude and resort in name calling and other childish behavior.

I'm not sure which is more sad; the problems or the complete denial.

This kinda reminds me of an experiment where two test groups were given extremely boring repetitive assignments for one week. They were told that the tests were a very important scientific study. Members of one of the groups got paid, the members of the other didn't. After the tests were over, they interviewed all people involved. Those who got paid told the interviewers that the tests were extremely boring and annoying. Those who didn't get paid said that it was quite interesting and they were proud for having been part of the test and contributed to science.

I guess it's just human nature...