Re: questions to candidates about communication
On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 03:30:18AM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> How much time do you generally have to read Debian-related e-mail?
Too much :)
> How much for the Debian mailing lists?
One hour up to a few hours per day.
> How many lists do you follow, and which ones do you pay real attention to?
I've lost count, really. 20? That's about the number of Debian lists I'm
subscribed to, I think, and there are a number of non-Debian lists I
subscribe to as well.
The ones I pay real attention to changes from time to time, depending on
what is being written there. Currently, they are:
* -vote :)
and, to a lesser extent,
> Have you stopped following a Debian mailing list in the past, and if so,
> what was the most important/common reason for that?
Usually, because the total volume of mail that I received was getting
too high, requiring me to skip interesting mails.
> Could you describe an indicative example or two where you formed
> a distinctly positive or a distinctly negative opinion about a person based
> on what they wrote in a non-trivial flamewar^Wdiscussion? (There is no need
> to name anyone, just describe the situation as you feel is appropriate.)
Not really. I don't easily judge people by what they write on
mailinglists. I think this is one of my strengths; you can flame me
today, and I've probably already forgotten by tomorrow.
Well---Let's say by next week.
> What's your opinion on what it's like for others to be reading our
> mailing lists? Feel free to be vague here :)
I do feel that often, people use wording which might offend, or shock.
Personally, I don't easily feel offended, but that doesn't mean I think
such wording should be allowed.
This is, in fact, one of the things I do want to work on.
> In general, what's your opinion about the quality of communication in
> the project? Freely elaborate this last part :)
It could be much better. We don't do too bad when we agree, or when a
few issues need to be fleshed out; but when we have opposing opinions,
it doesn't work so well. It shouldn't be so hard, I think
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