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Re: NM frustrations...

On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 11:06:28AM +0100, Marek Habersack wrote:
> ** On Feb 13, Marcus Brinkmann scribbled:
> > On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 11:30:38PM +0100, Mariusz Przygodzki wrote:
> > > > Is there any reason why some people are forced to wait forever in the
> > > > DAM queue (the longest is 211 days!) while others go straight through?
> > > 
> > > Yes. Suitable connections (your or your AM) or no such connections.
> That's, most certainly, bullocks, but...
> [snip]
> > > Please remember also that any your 
> > > query about it on debian-devel may only increase your awaiting time for DAM 
> > > approval.
> > 
> > This would backfire to the trust worthiness of the DAM. People are expected
> > to keep a lively interest in Debian. If their application seems to be
> > stalled, and they don't complain, isn't that a sign that they care less?
> ...I hate to butt in once again on that subject, but what about people whose
> application is stalled (in the DAM approval stage), they complain (both to
> their AM and here, on debian-devel) and yet nothing's happening? (yes, yes,
> I mean yours truly)

Mine??? You are confused, or I severly misunderstood you. I never had an AM.

Maybe you are asking for my opinion (though I am not sure). I have posted my
view on DAM processing before, so you can look it up in the archive.

Just in case you misunderstood me in the first place, the above question was
rhetorical in nature. I don't share the view expressed in the question. This
way I wanted to point out a seemingly paradox situation.
> > You can't have either way, you need to decide which position you take.
> I certainly do care about Debian - I've just (after long struggle with
> myself, as I don't like the sponsorship idea) gotten my first packages into
> Debian and so what? Where can I ask what the heck is going on with _my_
> application? I asked questions, received no answers - maybe I should call
> somebody on the phone? Maybe I should fly over to USA or somewhere to ask
> somebody else in person? I don't care - just want _some_ answer.

I think your best bet is to ask your application manager what the problem
is. He should be the first contact person for you with problems in the
procedure. Try to remain calm but firm.


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