[FFmpeg-user] Troublemaker in bugtracker

Mark Filipak (ffmpeg) markfilipak at bog.us
Tue Jan 26 00:31:16 EET 2021

On 01/25/2021 03:58 PM, Leo Butler via ffmpeg-user wrote:
> "Sergey \"GrayFace\" Rozhenko via ffmpeg-user" <ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org>
> writes:
>> Hello.
>> I've met a childish person with nickname "cehoyos" that made it his
>> goal to block a bug report I've filed.
> Please do not use such derogatory characterizations. You are insulting
> someone who is giving his time without cost to you. I won't reduce
> myself to name-calling, but there are many unkind words to describe such
> behaviour.
>> At first he tried to make up excuses for doing so, then ran out of
>> them and just starting setting bug status to "invalid" with no
>> reasoning.
>> Here is the bug in question: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/9074
> In my experience, several developers of ffmpeg are brusque, but
> invariable correct. If you find their reply(ies) terse, it is almost
> certainly because you do not understand something and they have expected
> you to RTFM.
> I would characterize your "bug" report as one of those cases. Learn from
> your experience, drop the grudge, move on and show some respect for
> these people.
> Leo

Your comments, Leo, are quite correct. However, there is no F*ing Manual. There is only man-style 
documentation that supplies usage reminders to those who are already familiar with ffmpeg and its 
usage, but that doesn't help newcomers. I wish the reality was different, and I've volunteered to 
help with documentation, but the developers have rebuffed me and everyone else who has similarly 
volunteered. It's their project and they make its policy. Still, I can only dream of what it could be.

Someone's sneaking in and turning up the range so that my food burns.
I'm sure of it.
And the older I get, the more sure of it I become.

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