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Re: is there a procedure for reporting discouraging maintainer bugresponses?



On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 11:55:08PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Tue, 18 May 2004 19:38, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@lkcl.net> wrote:
> > the reason why i ask 2) is because if i actually report a problem,
> > i'd prefer it to actually be investigated and dealt with for the
> > benefit of that package's users, rather than the issue NOT be
> > dealt with because some fucking dippity shithead gets up their
> > own fuckarse^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H
> > because a maintainer has some misconceptions and personal issues
> > with me.
> 
> If you want to make sure that your report gets the minimal amount of 
> consideration by people who matter then use as much profanity as possible.  
> Excessive profanity leads many people to believe that the rest of your 
> message has little value either.
 
 [hey, it's okay, the swearing was a joke - albeit both a lame and
  subtle one: a counter-example to exactly the issue i was talking
  about.
 ]

> Debian is not a company, there is no complaints department.  Debian is not a 
> country, there is no court system and no police.

 i understand: i was sort-of expecting there to be something like the
 ASF's charter: mutual respect and also issues decided on technical
 merit.


> If some maintainer does something you think is wrong then post a message here 
> and CC the maintainer in question (just in case they aren't subscribed to the 
> list).  Clearly state what the problem is and give bug report numbers to back 
> it up.

 i remember and typically apply the rule about first talk to them,
 then their friends, then everyone.

 l.



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