[wp-hackers] The problem with Contributions and This Thread

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Mon Jan 3 04:39:23 UTC 2011

> So basically 6 patches within the span of a week. Just imagine what I
> could

have done if I didn't have to spend all of my time attempting to get those

tickets to even be looked at.


Do you really want dirty laundry aired on this list? I can play that game
too if you force me to.

Imagine how many more patches you could have written or refined in lieu of
writing a few thousand words to this mailing list this week.

Imagine how many more patches I could have reviewed, tested or committed in
lieu of needing to deal with responding to this. Or needing to think about

In 2010, I made 7,566 comments to 3,598 tickets on the bug tracker, and more
than 1,400 commits. I/We don't need to be publicly castigated for failing to
ensure that your six (gasp!) specific tickets received feedback. Yeah, they
weren't reviewed. We get it. But another 700 tickets were closed in 3.1
alone. Some do slip through.

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Crowing about your own past
contributions and now these six low priority tickets never slated for the
3.1 release is self-aggrandizing when you look at how much has been done
around you.


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