[FFmpeg-user] isn't this a moderated list?

James Darnley james.darnley at gmail.com
Sat Apr 13 11:44:10 EEST 2019

On 2019-04-13 07:03, James Northrup wrote:
> the hosting of mailing list, trac, faq, docs, nightlies and repo all feels like micro management that has great results during the period of intense development and activity but liable to age faster than the median open source without active involvement.
> I see more and more projects willfully refer GitHub issues/questions to SO site(s) which has harsh topic requirements and behavioral  controls.  In the past being scatter-brained and terse has opened my eyes to “good conduct” there.  
> I would feel comfortable with that outcome for ffmpeg/vlc/mplayer etc. in general  going under that umbrella.  The enhcancement of search engine results will be an immediate benefit for sure.

Many people have suggested that FFmpeg moves to Github.  That is a bad
idea.  It is proprietary software.  It requires a web browser.  It
requires registration.  It requires javascript.  It encourages worse
development practices with it's pull requests.

Moving support questions to Stack Overflow sounds even worse.  I'm sure
it is all of the above.  They lock "opinion" questions.  All sorts of
outdated answers get left around to be seen by Google.

I am confident this is about the "unsubscribe" thread and Reindl's
behavior in it.  Unfortunately that is the natural consequence of
dealing with users and user support.  You get burned out on their
stupidity and inability to follow instructions or even read.

If you're reading this, Reindl, you should simply stop helping users.

That is why I don't post to this list often and it is why I am no longer
in #ffmpeg.

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