[CentOS] CentOS Project Infrastructure

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Sat Aug 8 17:53:00 UTC 2009

On Sat, 8 Aug 2009, R P Herrold wrote:

> On Sat, 8 Aug 2009, Bob Taylor wrote:
>>>>>>  Personally, it disgusts me.
>> Have I said I don't appreciate it?
> Yes, actually -- I call b*llsh*t -- you who have done nothing
> are here, and eat without charge at our table, and 'it
> disgusts' you
> Begone, troll


I am quite concerned about your responses (from a @centos.org address). 
You can agree or disagree with the content of criticism, you can ignore it 
or refute it. But it's poor judgement to dismiss it the way you do because 
people have not contributed. (Unless you want users to simply shut up)

It shows that you (as a project's representative) are not interested or 
concerned about the users. And any opinion is only worthy if coming from a 
contributed user (which limits you to the selected few that are in the 
inner circle). Is everything else b*llshit ?

You equally torpedo'd Marcus Moeller who _is_ a contributing user, even if 
you don't think high of his contributions, I feel you should refrain from 
discouraging users the way you do in this thread.

It's not the community fostering that we need right now. Criticism is good 
if you handle it well. Channel it. Enable people to contribute to fix it. 
Give orders and provide details.

I am sure that this approach is more fruitful in the long run. A potential 
contributor is not willing to spend effort if there's no hope it is 
worthwhile. Give hope ! Show it is worthwhile !

PS We started the newsletter (which Marcus is now leading) to highlight 
success stories. Show who helped contributing and how one could 
contribute. Give credit where credit is due. More positivism...

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