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Re: Question for candidate Towns [Was, Re: DPL election IRC Debate - Call for questions]

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 11:33:43PM -0800, Anthony Towns wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> >On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 09:27:36AM -0800, Anthony Towns wrote:
> >>Steve Langasek wrote:
> >>>As someone who is
> >>>both an ftpmaster and a DPL candidate, could you also tell us what
> >>>resources you (or the ftpmasters as a group, if you believe it's
> >>>appropriate to speak for them) would appreciate?
> >>The most valuable thing I can think of would be to not have to have some
> >>flame or another continually burning on the lists about how ftpmaster
> >Well, you seem to mention mostly the flames,
> Yes, because the question asked was what could be done to allow 
> ftpmaster to act more effectively; not what things we would like to do 
> more effective
> >I understand that flames are entirely out of order,
> Flames aren't entirely out of order, least of all if you use the term 
> like I do to encompass a pretty wide range of passionate debate. The 
> problem comes when flaming is the order of the day, rather than a 
> special event. And that applies even if the "flame" is just a fairly 
> polite statement that "you're not doing the job in the way I expect you to".

Well, i guess people get rather irritated if sending email to ftp-master email
address for things that are mostly reasonable could as well go to /dev/null,
so i guess it is mostly a communication problem.

You wouldn't accept this kind of behavior from DDs on their package
maintenance, but it is perfectly normal for the ftp-masters to do it ? 
And it is worse since the email don't come from random users, but from the
exact same DDs who are all working together to make it all happen.


Sven Luther

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