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Re: On maintainers not responding to bugs

On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 09:12:52AM -0500, Matthias Julius wrote:
> Kevin Mark <kevin.mark@verizon.net> writes:
> > message to its intended target is a hard thing. How about having 'text
> > ads' on the pages of the Debian site that showcase a 'request for help'
> > or similar?
> I don't like ads.  Ads are annoying.  That doesn't mean they don't
> work.  If I need some information I usually know where to look for it
> (for information that is conveyed in an ad anyway).

I see no harm in addressing the issue in multiple ways. I have no
problem with a FLOSS project 'asking' for help in an ad. I dont like ads
for most other things. People take multiple paths to find stuff. Instead
of assuming that 'if I found it, then everyone can!', I'd simply like to
increase the avenues for people to find the help requests. More
pageviews of help requests, the more possible help. I'd simply like for
it to be given a trial rather than 'I know it will not work, therefore
it must not be tried'.

> An innocent potential helper will probably start at www.d.o and find
> the "Help Debian" link.  Following that whould lead to all information
> needed.  The next thing one might try is the "Developers Corner"

see above.

> If help requests are not accessible through those channels chances are
> slim that they will be noticed by the target audience. IMHO

see above.

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