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Re: A birthday message and a RFS for Film Gimp 0.13-1

On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 05:22:44PM +0100, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> > 3) Make another rant on -devel.
> Gosh, didn't enough people tell you already that ranting does not
> help?

If anything, ranting probably prolongs the process, because it often gives
people a bad impression about the ranter.

> > I've been involved with the Debian community for the last four
> > years now and it was just over a year ago I decided that I wanted to
> > contribute something back to the project that has given me so
> > much. 
> And why can't you do that? You do know that you can contribute back to
> Debian without having a @d.o addy, right?

Ahh, the (in)famous DD tagline. Unfortunately, the truth is that having to
work through sponsors is troublesome, and sometimes annoying. Not
necessarily the sponsor(s)' or contributor's fault, but an extra level of
indirection always makes things tedious. 

But equally true is that complaining about it only makes it worse.

> >   If there's genuine grounds to have my application rejected, then go
> > ahead and present them. There's no way I can improve myself to be
> > worthy enough of becoming a Debian developer if I have absolutely no
> > feedback whatsoever.

Yes, it *is* annoying to wait "in the dark" and not know why your
application isn't getting processed. (I should know, I've been through
that before.) But public displays of impatience only makes the wait
longer. (And possibly gives the DAM yet more reason to not work on your
application---there isn't very much incentive, from the perspective of a
DAM, to give accounts to people who repeatedly shows signs of impatience
in public, whether or not said public image is accurate.)


What do you get if you drop a piano down a mineshaft? A flat minor.

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