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Re: Debian needs more buildds. It has offers. They aren't being accepted.

On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 01:16:44PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 12:23:37 +0100, David Weinehall <tao@acc.umu.se>
> wrote:
> >Yes, the DAM may seem to be an ignorant, paranoid person, but it's his
> >bloody job to be paranoid, and honestly, tell me anyone who wouldn't
> >ignore people asking for (what may at the moment be perceived as)
> >the millionth time whether they will be accepted soon ("Mom, are we
> >there yet? Mom, are we there yet? Mom, are we there yet? Mom, are we
> >there yet? Mom, are we there yet?"...)
> >
> >Even if every applicant only asks once or twice, it soon becomes quite
> >a lot of questions, especially if these persons also question the DAM's
> >authority on public mailinglists.
> Answering queries would be a good idea. If I had received in Februar
> 2001 the information that it would take at least two more months, I'd
> have refrained from asking in March.

Obviously, while I realise that people would prefer to get an answer out
of the DAM directly (since he is responsible for accepting/rejecting), I
think that the AM's should make it clear to the applicants that any and
all inquiries wrt to their status should be made through their AM's.

This will hopefully result in:

a.) people not getting the notion that they have somehow are hated by
the DAM (since they obviously never have been in contact with him); of
course some paranoid elements will likely believe this anyway if the
wait gets long enough, but that's hard/impossible to avoid...
(And lets not argue about whether a long wait is reasonable or not,
sometimes there might be decent reasons for a wait)

b.) take load off the shoulders of the DAM, since the AM's
presumably should have decent enough manners to know when to ask
and when to shut up...

Regards: David Weinehall
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