[wp-hackers] Lack of code savvy volunteers vs wp-hackers

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Sat Nov 25 06:10:14 GMT 2006

Well, for me I confess that's why I'm here. I joined WP-Hackers after
stopping providing support in the forums at Neowin and ProNetworks for
general PC help. After 2 years and around 20-thousand (repetitive &
unchallenging) posts for me, I wanted out. I found wp-hackers where we could
discuss actually mind-boggling questions once in a while and laugh at the
"how do I hack hotmail" emails without wasting my time and effort on
something I have no control over.

Maybe you're right - but then again, if everyone in the NNTP newsgroups went
out and joined the general help community on online computer support forums
teh internets would be a better place.

Computer Guru
NeoSmart Technologies

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com [mailto:wp-hackers-
> bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Michael B
> Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2006 3:13 AM
> To: wp-forums at lists.automattic.com
> Cc: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: [wp-hackers] Lack of code savvy volunteers vs wp-hackers
> I'm cross posting this to both the forums and the hackers list, and
> perhaps
> the copious amounts of sun from fishing all day, or perhaps it's the
> many
> blog posts I've read lately about the lack of focused participation in
> the
> forums/codex, but it seems after my most recent reply in the hackers
> list,
> that if less time was spent by the more talented coders who know the
> code on
> the hackers list, and more in the forums, either via an "advanced"
> forum, or
> something of the sort, many birds would be killed with fewer stones...
> I see more and more discussions and questions posed on the hackers list
> that
> really could be relevant to the forums, and would be more widely read
> there.  Likewise, if those that frequent the hackers list spent just a
> *few
> more minutes* there, some of the more technical questions that go
> unanswered
> would get some love.  I wholly understand the desire for less "noise",
> and
> the like minded camaraderie that is shared on the hackers list, but in
> the
> spirit of growing the community, as well as embracing new users, be it
> some
> times skilled coders unfamiliar with the nuances of WP, it could
> benefit the
> greater discussion.
> I'm not suggesting the wp-hackers list doesn't have it's place, but am
> suggesting that perhaps some of the discussion isn't that far above the
> general audience that it can't be shared with the masses.
> I'd hate for wp-hackers to some day evolve into into something like
> css-discuss, and the only real source for meaty WP support, with the
> forums
> relegated to the complete newbie and sploggers.
> Please don't flame me too hard, as I do have a bit of a sunburn, as
> well as
> am still stinging from being called a "maladjusted geek"...
> Michael
> (miklb)
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