Michał Górny wrote: > Read: it's important to slap users to satisfy developer's wannabes.
LOL! Michał, you managed to squeeze both misrepresentation and ad hominem into so few words. Please take care. Anyway, you missed my point: It's important that (the project) developers set accurate expectations for contributors. Michał Górny wrote: > If user puts effort to make a good contribution, the developer > shouldn't be rejecting it to 'demonstrate other methods'. Here you confused a couple of different things, maybe you didn't understand what I meant. "demonstrate other methods" is something that the Gentoo project does by enabling choice also in the development process. This is made possible by self-determined infrastructure in parallel with GitHub. This is important and valuable both philosophically and practically, and I think Gentoo should be both proud of it and also proud to present it. "rejecting" would require an action, that's not the case; we're talking about simply documenting which developers don't use GitHub, so that contributions can know the right place to go. Then there's your opinion that developers should do all that contributors want. I disagree with that for two reasons: 1. it doesn't scale, and 2. developers too work in their spare time, and choose how they do so > This is the horrible attitude that kills the project. In general I think that individual lack of reflection is a far greater problem than developer workflow choices within community projects. For Gentoo specifically I think that a fairly small number of structures are the main reason to rather spend time on other projects - that's off topic for this thread though. Assuming good faith and asking for clarification when something seems negative is always a good idea. //Peter