On Monday 19 March 2007 08:11, Simon Budig wrote:
> > IMHO, refraining from posts like this could greatly improve the
> > atmosphere of this list.
> > It is really up to you to help somebody with answering his
> > question or not to help, but this "answer" only hurts and helps
> > nothing.
> I don't agree with you there.
>... (remaining ranst tossed on bascket)
Simon, where does that forbid one to add words
like "thanks", "please", "would" and etc... to even a short answer,
like a FAQ URL???
You see, the GIMP is not exactly with exceeding developer resources,
and every single person I see trying to approach the project either
here or over bugzilla gets a rude answer that might have turned then
away for good. Examples from the last 48 hours include a "help
yourself" (bug #329020 - 2007-03-20), "we don't take bug reports
against outdated development versions anyway." (bug #420170,
The guys organizing LGM had called my attention to the point that GIMP
is a project perved as hostile towards newcomers.
I even addressed in private some hostile postings on this list over
the last weeks to try to start changing this general behavior - but
it looks it is just too overspread.
It is not really hard - and that is to you Mitch, you Sven, you Nomis,
to simply rememebr the person on the other sidee is sitll a human
being, is not it? Not less human for having less abilities to
compile/hack complicated software projects, much less for simply not
knowing how to do so.
You can think ut whatver you want, mutter whatver you want, write a
scratch however you want - I ma just askign that before hitting
the "post" button you go back to thetext and add some of the magic
words - even if in your heart you are lying.
"we don't take bug reports against outdated development versions
"Please, post bugs only using the latest development version. "
(that if one is really unwillingly to type a few more characters)
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