ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 04:12:43 CET 2014
On 25 January 2014 11:14, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:41:05AM +1000, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> In this specific case, our general communication about the different
>> purposes of the core lists *isn't* particularly good,
> Nick, I beg to differ: I think that our communication in this regard
> actually is quite reasonable. Before signing up to Python-Dev via the
> website, one cannot help but see right at the top of the page:
> Do not post general Python questions to this list. For help with
> Python please see the Python help page.
> Although perhaps a link directly to the python-list mailing list
> as well wouldn't go astray.
I believe you can currently post without subscribing, though.
It isn't that the relevant information isn't available (it is:
http://docs.python.org/devguide/communication.html), it's that there
are lots of ways to miss that ifnformation, so there's always going to
be the occasional misdirected question.
And yes, I agree that responding to gentle redirection with "I still
think this is the right place for my question" is not an appropriate
way for anyone to behave.
Moving on to practical matters: perhaps we should ensure a link to
that communications page is included in the list descriptions and
automated footers for at least python-dev and python-ideas, and also
that we update it to include a link to the PSF code of conduct page?
(The python-ideas footer already links directly to the CoC)
Nick Coghlan | ncoghlan at gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia
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