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Re: svn commit: r905916 - /subversion/site/publish/site-nav.html

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 09:33:24 -0800

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> BTW, I am not happy that you reverted my commit.  I would hope we
> agree that the world is not set on fire while we continue this
> discussion and try to reach a happy ending.  -- justin

Pardon for the navel-gazing here, but the more I'm upset that my
commit got reverted without allowing me the courtesy to do so myself.
In my book, that is not healthy community behavior.

I'm trying not to be poisonous here (though, I guess the mere mention
of that is liable to brand me poisonous in your book). Please
consider it from my perspective:

1) I saw an interesting patch from Daniel that I wanted to review
yesterday (fuzzy hunk patch)
2) I couldn't view his patch with GMail because it only offered me to
download it.
3) So, I had to do all sorts of funkiness to view it; but I download
the .patch and review it.
4) I remember that we had a mentioned in the old HACKING about patch
submissions; so I figure it'd be nice to point Daniel at it so that
future submissions are easier to review...
5) I looked in my trunk WC for HACKING...oops...
6) Oh, right...it moved to www/hacking.html...oops...
7) Oh, right...we moved the site out of trunk and to its own directory...
8) Bring up subversion.a.o....oops...hunt for a few minutes...
9) "Where is it?" I can't find it!
10) ...hunt for a few more minutes...
11) ...Oh! There it is, it's now called "community guide" and the
only link I can find is at the bottom of "Getting Involved"...
10) Okay, go to the page and find the appropriate link to send to Daniel.
11) Send review...
12) ...few hours passed...
13) "Gee, perhaps, I'm not the only one who would run into this
problem?" Can I do something constructive for the next poor sap?
14) Look at the site and try to figure out where the best approach may
be. "I'm a full committer. I follow the lists. So, it should be
C-T-R. I'll just go figure out what I think is best and do it and
discuss later if someone has an issue with it." ...add link to
sidebar...
15) ...go to sleep...
16) See email from C-Mike saying "Dude, please revert this change."
17) ...try to explain why I think the change is goodness...
18) See email from Mark screaming "FOUL!" all over the place
19) ...see that my explanations are ignored and the change is reverted anyway...

So, I'm now left wondering why I bothered at all.

This isn't the constructive tone in the community that I remember or am used to.

Maybe I actually did something really really wrong - but I don't see
how adding a link on the sidebar is something evil and deserves such a
slap in the face.

What happened? -- justin
Received on 2010-02-03 18:34:00 CET

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