Mark Smith's Journal

Work related musings of a geek.


14.09.2010 07:04 pm (UTC)

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Posted by [personal profile] ninetydegrees
I've commented in news but I've realized it wasn't fair to speak to your directly.
I'll be honest because I'm always painfully so: I've been very disappointed with the way this announcement has been made. I expected it from you, in news, when you took the other job and not months later. I expected answers to questions your users might have, about your new role, about who's doing what now, about how this changed things or didn't, about the status of the things you used to work on (or still do, I dunno). I expected you would talk to volunteers involved in development some way and explain why things had gotten much slower and why patches stayed in the queue for weeks (some are still there, I believe, because nobody can or wants to review them) and why things may have gotten a little tense. I didn't expected concerns being minimized, and things mentioned in passing as if it wasn't a big deal and our concerns weren't valid. That's what LJ has gotten us used to. Not DW. And the more I read about this in entries and comments here and there, the more disappointed I get. I wish I had something positive to say. I've actually stared at this entry for several minutes trying to come up with something but I couldn't. I'm just very, very disappointed.
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