Steven D'Aprano <steve <at> pearwood.info> writes:
Who are we worried about offending? The crowds on the Internet who never volunteer for anything, who never submit patches, let alone offer to do the unglamourous work?
Perhaps you should look more carefully. We do have contributors who submit patches and advice on the tracker. There isn't just the committers and the passive masses.
(oh, and following your logic, we should ignore your advice, unless you actually contribute to the "unglamourous work" - do you?)
In a meritocracy it isn't enough to be good at what you do, you also have to be known to be good.
If this were the criterion then the answer would be simple: nobody seems to knows dangerjim in the Python community.
(to make it clear: this is not a shot intended at him, rather at your own logic)