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"Quit bitching and post a patch."

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Jul 25, 2002 at 12:45 UTC ( #185181=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How node in SOPW is answered? I suggest author's ability to reject bad answers

Hi Chicken,

This is just a general comment, not a specific reply to your node. I think you need to take some time to have a look through the Everything source code that is used to run this site. Then I think you need to post enough code and answers that makes the gods think that your perl skills are up to scratch, then you should apply to join pmdev.

Along the way I think youll find that many of the suggestions that you keep making are either not in the spirit of the monastery (admittadly an elastic concept) or are non trivial to make and apply to the site in its current condition.

Please instead of repeatadly suggesting changes or complaining about features of the site (of which are the subject of the majority of your posts) simply come and learn/teach and enjoy yourself. And the next time you want to make a suggestion, figure out the code that needs to be changed, patch it and post it.

Ps (I write this after having made a number of off-the-cuff suggestions I made in the CB were responded to with "quit bitching and post a patch" which I did. They were hardly major changes (as the change you propose here is) and even then only one was applied. In fact one of the simplest still hasnt been applied because it involves changing a core modules that is on-schedule for other changes and so mine wont be included until those other changes are applied. The moral is that even a simple patch to the engine can take a lot of time and effort and wont just be applied on whim.)

Yves / DeMerphq
Writing a good benchmark isnt as easy as it might look.

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