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

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:42:22 -0500

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Justin Erenkrantz
<justin_at_erenkrantz.com> wrote:

> 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.

First off, Mike already explained that he thought he was heading down
the path of discussion he was having with you. So he did not feel he
was reverting your commit. Perhaps he handled it wrong, but it does
not seem like something to get overly upset about.

Second, in my case, I am screaming FOUL about your not addressing what
we are saying. You keep saying it was hidden and then insinuate we
are making changes without discussing them. We both pointed out that
we thought we had made adequate links and that we were listening to
your suggesting to add more. In the replies, you skipped over those
items and just reiterate your rant that we are trying to hide the

I have also acknowledge your point about Documentation vs. Developer
Documentation and pointed out that was our original intent. As the
site came together, the Developer Documentation page started to seem
redundant so we removed it. Clearly you and others would find HACKING
easier if it were present and so we proposed putting it back, which
would basically mean putting back your link. So where is the problem?

I think Mike's original point is that he has been trying to engage the
list about what links belong all along. There has been some feedback,
some on IRC, some here. I thought he was just saying to you that it
was not right to come in and add a link without discussing it. If we
open that door, the site is soon going to be crap again with
everyone's pet link in the nav-bar.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2010-02-03 18:42:57 CET

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