[aur-general] Trusted user application: Drew DeVault
brett at i--b.com
Wed Mar 6 16:04:31 UTC 2019
On 2019-03-06 17:27, Christos Nouskas wrote:
>This thread has started giving political correctness the bad name it
>deserves. Not so long ago another applicant had to go through a humiliating
>interrogation, strong words and insults included, and not many apologies
>were issued by his accusers; now some others are demanding (politically
>correctly, thankyouverymuch) from Drew DeVault to act as others before him
>Drew DeVault handled all that pressure with overly due composure and high
>professionalism, a strong token of his ethos, rarely found in some of his
>impeccable inquisitors, which obviously wasn't enough because they kept
>coming back for more. Even his sponsoring TUs had a hard time defending
>such an apparent felon.
>Next time, demand a copy of the applicant's juvenile criminal record, a
>signed forgiveness from the Vatican and a sworn statement of adherence to
>The Rules. Oh, and ten hand-written pages of "I shall be a good boy",
>because nobody wants to work with a degenerate like
>This whole "TU application" procedure has proven itself flawed because it
>allows anybody, in full impunity and immunity, to slander, bully and abuse
>applicants, to the point of making them regret they had applied in the
I feel that by conflating applicant vetting with political correctness
you're letting your own political viewpoints get in the way of a proper
applicant screening. Some of the criteria of a TU involve interfacing
with the community; What users will think of Arch. How is it 'political
correctness' to judge fitness of a position based on past behavior? I
agree that he held himself well during the application process... but
anyone that's been in a hiring position can tell you that applicants can
be very good at hiding their faults when in a position of scrutiny.
That's the process, after all: Applicants dress themselves up and the
hiring staff look for the cracks.
The TUs with questionable behavior are being discussed at this very
moment - how can you suggest that DeVault was given unfair treatment?
Just because a developer is well-known doesn't mean that they're fit for
Please provide examples of bullying and slander towards the applicant
during the TU process. Addressing each instance would be helpful in
dissecting the issue. As a recent TU addition, I felt that my
"inquisitors" treated me quite well during the process.
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