My resignation

Nick Fotopoulos weasel at beyondnormal.org
Thu Jul 15 23:14:23 PDT 2004


On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 00:55 -0600, Archaic wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 09:01:29PM +1000, Zeplin wrote:
> > 
> > To polish a product, A structure is needed, OBviously the current isnt 
> > working, look at the list of people who left. And the number of times 
> > they have gone to forks or other projects, just to have there work 
> > incorperated into LFS eventually anyway.
> 
> You are missing something. Many (if not all) of the people you cited
> previously as leaving because the get flamed (BTW, Timothy and Jesse do
> NOT fit that description) got the worst abuse on IRC. It was IRC that
> allowed for the quick tempered exchanges that pissed people off so
> badly. IRC is not some overly wonderful medium. At the present time,
> it's usefulness is limited to appeasing a desire for speed. It brings
> with it much baggage that its defendants are overlooking because they
> want speed. Well, we got speed. And people are leaving in droves.

I'm sorry but people can act like just as big of an idiot on a mailing
list.

> > ok, your turn to think about it, and get a solution, Not just repeat the 
> > *irc* is to fast crap.
> 
> Is everyone on IRC this charming? If so, I wonder how LFS lasted as long
> as it has. BTW, the solution you are waiting to hear, you refuse to
> listen to. I've been around for 4 years, and historically, IRC was
> intended as a support medium. Development was done by mail with people
> stopping long enough to ponder the consequences of their decisions long
> term. That would have saved a lot of tail-chasing WRT such things as
> hotplug.
> 
> -- 
> Archaic
> 
> It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one
> tenth part.
> 
> - Benjamin Franklin
> 
-- 
Nick Fotopoulos

"Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool."




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