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Re: Bug#204928: reportbug: couldn't call from xargs

On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 01:18:15AM +0300, Riku Voipio wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 10:51:37AM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > Apparently you haven't had to deal with him before.  He has a 2400bps modem
> > or something, so he can't be bothered to dial up to check if there are bug
> > reports already, and if he happens to be connected, he can't spare the
> > bandwidth.  He just lets the bug reports fly, and leaves it to the
> > maintainer to sort it out.  He's said so himself.

> Just to confirm, from (apparrently his) website:
> http://jidanni.org/comp/index_en.html

> -cut-
> You see I just hate having to race thru those click-bang interfaces
> while my costly modem minutes are ticking. It's so much simpler to just
> dump the bug in the developer's lap, and if he determines it is worthy,
> he then takes care of the rest, as I have probably already long ago
> moved along from my brief brush with his program. Nope, no hoop jumping
> for me.

> Just assume I am a robot who cannot be trained to use all the different
> bug reporting systems out there.
> -cut-

> Am I the only one who thinks BTS shoudn't be a write-only media? 

No.  In my mind, this position statement of his is sufficient grounds to
block him from the BTS.  Bug reports about things that don't affect
users are, by definition, a waste of time; and he's wasting a hell of a
lot of developer time.

If upholding the user's end of the Free Software bargain by submitting
bug reports that help developers improve the software is "hoop jumping"
to him, there's no reason he should be allowed to abuse the system.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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