An idea person is ineffective without the ability to clearly communicate those ideas and rally others behind the cause.  In this imperfect communication medium, you are coming across as hostile -- particularly when others disagree with what you consider facts or better ideas.  I won't recite open source motivations/dynamics to you.  However, if you're indeed serious about contributing and raising points that lead to progress, you need to attend to this.  Dan

On 8/29/07, Eepē <> wrote:
> From: "Emanuele D'Arrigo" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 3:16 AM
> On 8/28/07, Eepē <> wrote:
> > Right...and this is what I have to deal with, S Page: a stubborn extension developer who thinks his way is best instead of what
> > the end-user is asking for...
> Well,  strictly speaking you don't have to deal with it. You can always write your own MediaWiki extension the way you like it.

I would if I could stand coding, but I can't; I'm an idea person.

> Please do remember that as far as I know this is an open-source project at a 0.7 stage of which you can benefit for free. As in
> real life, it's not appropriate to spit on a gift nor on those who bring it. If you don't like do not use it. The developers at
> this particular stage might have different priorities from the end users and they have the right to lead their efforts the way
> they want it. At best you can ask for a change, but you certainly can't insist. That is, you can insist but it certainly won't
> play in your favor.
Who's insisting? I'm simply providing alternate (better) ways of doing things (with multiple extensions) than is currently possible.
Don't shoot the messenger (of ideas/enhancements) but don't act like a snot and disregard them just because it's not YOUR way of
doing something either.

> > Ah, yes, Yaron, way to sidestep the real issue with indirect insults.
> As opposed to a direct and diminishing insult labelling him as a stubborn extension developer?

You'll note my "insults" (factual statements, actually) occur in context and with PLENTY of supporting evidence. :)

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