[wp-hackers] Community Views on Now and the Future

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Fri Mar 10 21:54:00 GMT 2006

Craig wrote:
> On 3/10/06, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
> People sitting around waiting to be told what to do is not at
>>all helpful.
> Well, since I'm not privy to the code changes, and even if I was, I wouldn't
> understand it anyway, I need to be told what specific things are meant to be
> tested. I did install and upgrade the RCs. I did check that my plugins were
> still working, so I didn't exactly sit around and do nothing. That said, I
> didn't know if what I was doing really had any value for the devs.

Read the bug list.  The bugs are written by users who are describing 
symptoms.  Test those symptoms.  That's why I provided the link to the 
bugs.  That's why we manage the bug lists and make sure everything is 

> I'd write a test routine, if I had the slightest clue what to do, but all I
> can do is follow one. I just want to do what I can, when I can. If my
> participation is not helping, then do tell me and I'll quit wasting my time
> and yours ("yours" being the collective list).

I'm talking to the list in general.  Talking about these things is 
necessary and proper.  But if everyone talks and nobody does the work, 
this isn't much of a community.  It's just an echo chamber for people's 


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