[wp-hackers] WordPress Maturity (was)Re: hate

Harry Metcalfe harry at dxw.com
Tue Apr 30 17:26:40 UTC 2013

> And there it is. "Stop talking about the problems! A real developer would
> just solve them."
> We HAVE solved them, or we wouldn't be working in the field.

> As for offering solutions, a few months back I watched a fellow propose
> that he personally would work on code to add to core to fix the
> database-hack at deployment problem. He asked only for some assurance that
> the leaders in the community were actually interested enough in including
> such a solution that they'd consider his solution if it was solid. He
> didn't get that. He got explanations for why it wasn't necessary, so I
> presume he didn't proceed.
> In many ways this is a hostile environment if you have anything other than
> pure praise, no matter how carefully you explain your case or how politely
> you put it. Nothing is perfect, but the ability to listen to criticism
> openly is a sign of a mature environment, and absolutely critical to
> improvement.
Yes. Bang on. That's exactly the reason for my reticence in suggesting 
things and writing patches as well.

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