Python library "support" propaganda lists?
frank at chagford.com
Fri Oct 30 13:48:25 CET 2009
"Aaron Watters" <aaron.watters at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:69f74b6c-e996-4e5c-a9f2-b5173e33ae87 at d21g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
> Let me vent my annoyance.
> In the last couple months on a few occasions
> I've tried various Python libraries (and I'm not going to
> name names) and run into some problem.
> Following the documented procedure I eventually
> post the problem to the "support" list trying to politely
> explain everything, including the admission that
> it may all be my stupidity causing the problem.
> Then I'm told automatically that my post will
> be moderated.
> Then nothing happens. The post just disappears.
> No offline reply. Nothing.
> I don't know why this happens, but if people
> are using their "support" forums as propaganda
> lists for only happy news I consider this a serious
> violation of the spirit of open source. There
> is nothing wrong with filtering spam, of course,
> but silently filtering non-spam, even inane non-spam,
> is not acceptable. At least there should be an
> offline RTFM reply to the poster.
> There, I feel better now.
> -- Aaron Watters
> If you think you are smart enough
> to write multi-threaded programs,
> then you're not. -- Jim Ahlstrom
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