[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add paragraph to website about posting attitude on project mailing lists

Robert Krüger krueger at lesspain.de
Sun Aug 11 09:43:43 CEST 2013

On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM, Lou Logan <lou at lrcd.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Aug 2013 10:15:31 +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
>> Still it could be useful to provide a link to haters/complainers.
> There are always going to be certain types no matter what who will bitch
> and complain. I don't think adding even more text to the contact page
> will help much, and it makes us look like we are complaining about
> complainers; or maybe the title of "Attitude" seems confrontational to

I did have second thoughts about "Attitude" being perceived that way.
The intent was definitely not to be confrontational.

> me and I'd like to avoid that.
> I'm considering making a "How to ask good questions on ffmpeg-user"
> page on the wiki. I think that would be a better place if I go forward
> with it.

That sounds like a good idea. As I wrote, the main reason for posting
this was to have something to link to that contains a message along
the lines of "hey, you get something great for free, for which a lot
of people have invested a lot of voluntary work, so please consider
this a bit before you act like you're disappointed with your software
that you pay a huge support fee for" and was not meant to sound like
"don't you bitchin' a****les raise your voices on the mailing lists of
our magnificent project" ;-). Maybe that did not work out too well.

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