Python library "support" propaganda lists?

Frank Millman frank at
Fri Oct 30 13:48:34 CET 2009

"Aaron Watters" <aaron.watters at> wrote in message 
news:69f74b6c-e996-4e5c-a9f2-b5173e33ae87 at
> 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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