On 4/26/2010 2:15 PM, Steve Holden wrote:
If this were the criterion then the answer would be simple: nobody seems to knows dangerjim in the Python community.
Except, of course, the person recommending him. And it seems from the discussion that nobody is particularly bothered about finding out about him,
Ahem. As I indicated in my first response to Sean, the first thing I did was to check the tracker for issues listing 'damgerjim' on the nosy list. (Simce people who post messages get auto-added to such and I do not see a message versus issue search page.) I found none and asked Sean for more info. When Sean provided more, I made more particular-to-the-situation responses. I separately posted, in a new thread, a suggestion that we change the tracker to eliminate busywork rather than recruit new people to do it for us. What a way to drive new recruits away.
Several people have asked "what danger?". The most delicate part of triage is closing issues that should never have been opened, either because they ask questions that belong on python-list or make foolish bug claims. These come from newbies who could be driven away from Python by less than polite responses from someone with 'official' status. So, again, I think someone should actively exhibit the ability to politely respond to strangers before being given 'official' power to close issues.
Terry Jan Reedy