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January 24, 2012
A modest proposal
Recently there has been explosion in bug closures.  This has had the
unfortunate side effect of making it difficult to have a conversation in #d
IRC with the bot constantly announcing these changes.  I humbly request
that those responsible slow down this behavior to a more tolerable level so
we can talk uninterrupted in the #d IRC channel.  I hate to call out
someone by name but Walter in particular has been completely out of line
with the volume of notifications he's been generating recently.

I understand some people like bug closures and who am I to judge but there
is a limit to what some of us can tolerate and it has been surpassed.

I'm sorry it had to come to this.

Regards,
Brad Anderson
January 24, 2012
Re: A modest proposal
On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:57:16 -0800, Brad Anderson <eco@gnuk.net> wrote:

> Recently there has been explosion in bug closures.  This has had the
> unfortunate side effect of making it difficult to have a conversation in  
> #d
> IRC with the bot constantly announcing these changes.  I humbly request
> that those responsible slow down this behavior to a more tolerable level  
> so
> we can talk uninterrupted in the #d IRC channel.  I hate to call out
> someone by name but Walter in particular has been completely out of line
> with the volume of notifications he's been generating recently.
>
> I understand some people like bug closures and who am I to judge but  
> there
> is a limit to what some of us can tolerate and it has been surpassed.
>
> I'm sorry it had to come to this.
>
> Regards,
> Brad Anderson

I for one very much like the work that Walter is doing and do not want him  
to slow down. Cleaning out the accumulated crap can ONLY be a good thing.  
I'd say the IRC channel can deal. :-)

-- 
Adam Wilson
Project Coordinator
The Horizon Project
http://www.thehorizonproject.org/
January 24, 2012
Re: A modest proposal
On 1/23/2012 5:57 PM, Brad Anderson wrote:
> I understand some people like bug closures and who am I to judge but there is a
> limit to what some of us can tolerate and it has been surpassed.

I live to make IRC users suffer. It's dessert after eating babies.
January 24, 2012
Re: A modest proposal
Adapt the bot or configure your client to ignore the bot. Plain simple.
January 24, 2012
Re: A modest proposal
On 01/24/2012 02:57 AM, Brad Anderson wrote:
> Recently there has been explosion in bug closures.  This has had the
> unfortunate side effect of making it difficult to have a conversation in
> #d IRC with the bot constantly announcing these changes.  I humbly
> request that those responsible slow down this behavior to a more
> tolerable level so we can talk uninterrupted in the #d IRC channel.  I
> hate to call out someone by name but Walter in particular has been
> completely out of line with the volume of notifications he's been
> generating recently.
>
> I understand some people like bug closures and who am I to judge but
> there is a limit to what some of us can tolerate and it has been surpassed.
>
> I'm sorry it had to come to this.
>
> Regards,
> Brad Anderson

=D
January 24, 2012
Re: A modest proposal
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM, Trass3r <un@known.com> wrote:

> Adapt the bot or configure your client to ignore the bot. Plain simple.
>

Appeasement? I refuse to make the same mistakes Neville Chamberlain made.

Regards,
Brad Anderson
January 24, 2012
Re: A modest proposal
On Tuesday, 24 January 2012 at 02:17:09 UTC, Trass3r wrote:
> Adapt the bot or configure your client to ignore the bot. Plain 
> simple.

You know who else configured their client to ignore bots?

Bin Laden.

You thought I was going to say Hitler, didn't you? Well that's 
silly, Hitler was long dead before the invention of ARPANET, let 
alone the IRC protocol. I don't know how I can take technical 
advice from someone so confused about the timeline of history.
January 24, 2012
Re: A modest proposal
On 1/23/12 7:57 PM, Brad Anderson wrote:
> Recently there has been explosion in bug closures.  This has had the
> unfortunate side effect of making it difficult to have a conversation in
> #d IRC with the bot constantly announcing these changes.  I humbly
> request that those responsible slow down this behavior to a more
> tolerable level so we can talk uninterrupted in the #d IRC channel.  I
> hate to call out someone by name but Walter in particular has been
> completely out of line with the volume of notifications he's been
> generating recently.
>
> I understand some people like bug closures and who am I to judge but
> there is a limit to what some of us can tolerate and it has been surpassed.
>
> I'm sorry it had to come to this.
>
> Regards,
> Brad Anderson

This is a pretty awesome problem to be had.

Andrei
January 24, 2012
Re: A modest proposal
On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:57:16 +1100, Brad Anderson <eco@gnuk.net> wrote:

> Recently there has been explosion in bug closures.

Damn ... things are getting fixed ... we better put a stop to that sort of  
thing before it gets totally out of hand.


-- 
Derek Parnell
Melbourne, Australia
January 24, 2012
Re: A modest proposal
On 01/23/2012 06:10 PM, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 1/23/2012 5:57 PM, Brad Anderson wrote:
>> I understand some people like bug closures and who am I to judge but
>> there is a
>> limit to what some of us can tolerate and it has been surpassed.
>
> I live to make IRC users suffer. It's dessert after eating babies.

How appropriate, considering the title.
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