[arch-general] Mailing list closed for 24 hours

Nicholas MIller nick.kyky at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 00:36:59 EDT 2012

On Sep 29, 2012 10:26 PM, "Oon-Ee Ng" <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 11:53 AM,  <1007380 at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip>
> > ...sometimes I want to contact the
> > devs to bring something up or ask a question on it.
> There's a bug tracker where you can directly contact maintainers, for
> bugs/feature requests. For 'questions' I'd think that's not really the
> responsibility of the maintainers/devs/TUs.
> Example:-
> 1. Program A crashes when I do X
> 2. Why is this configure flag not enabled for library B?
> 3. The documentation-supplied config for application C doesn't run.
> 4. How do I set up a server using D?
> 5. Why was this decision made for application/library E?
> 1, 2, and 3 are suitable for the bug tracker (maybe more suitable for
> upstream bug tracker though, in some cases). 4 should not be directed
> at devs or TUs, ever. 5, depending on content, is a feature request or
> a topic going nowhere (hence TGN in the forums).
> I do not support the opening of arch-dev-public (its supposed to be an
> announcement list) nor the creation of any other channel for devs to
> be contacted. Its the community's responsibility to keep arch-general
> clean enough that devs/TUs don't quit it. arch-discussion etc. would
> not help simply because in general the endless topics ARE initially
> technical, and most of us have a fuzzy line between technical topics
> and our personal opinions on them anyway.

When i first say the suggestion of another list (discussion)i thought it
might be a good idea however

The line between technical and opinion usually seem the same at the start

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