Glad you like the plugin.
As for the Amy Hoy post, you are correct in your assumption, I was
referring to her vampires post.
I think I read her post a bit differently than you did though.
First off, I didn’t read anything about her advocating “putting down
someone for asking a question, even if they should have googled it
first”. She does mention that “not googling” may be one of the many
different short sights that all together could lead to a “vampirish”
post. Quite opposite of a put down, she reminds everyone to “/be
nice!/” and to “foster thinking” within the community. If someone was to
ask a “vampirish” question, instead of answering it outright, point them
to the right page on the rails wiki, or another mailing list post, or a
I don’t think it is “attitudes like hers which are the death of a
community”, although I do agree that the post could sound a bit elitist.
Every once in a while you need a post like hers to stir up a bit of
thinking. As members of this community it is our job to drive it in a
direction that we see fit. I believe this is what she is trying to do.
Her post was more of an outcry, voicing concern about a community which
she deeply loves, but has been a annoyed with lately.
I, myself am no veteran, but I don’t quite see myself as a newbie
anymore. After reading the post it got me thinking. Now, before I post
anything, I ask myself a few questions.
Have I searched the mailing list? Have I googled it? Have I checked the
wiki? Is my question written so that it is easy to understand? Have I
given enough information about my dev environment?
Sometimes I might miss one of these pre-post questions, and that’s ok.
Just asking myself one or two of them will help out a lot.
I have, most likely, posted “vampire” posts in the past, but after
reading her post I now know a bit better about how to avoid it.
Charlie B. wrote:
quick growth within a community.
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