|go ahead... be a heretic|
Someone take control of Magnet.by EvanCarroll (Chaplain)
|on Aug 06, 2010 at 17:28 UTC||Need Help??|
EvanCarroll has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm having a really big problem making productive contributions, help me.
I initially wrote a feature request for Catalyst::Plugin::Params::Nested. It was rudely disregarded three hours later with a blanket statement requesting a patch, and tests. I did this. It took almost a week without response for me to get the patch accepted. I had to cross post to the mailing list to get action. And, all this time I had my module on github waiting without any review .
This week, again I started with a feature request. No response, so I wrote the patch, added the tests, and fixed the pod.
Alas, my issue is with the community gatekeepers. Today, I was able to connect to IRC - I was unbanned and un-klinned - I /join irc.perl.org#catalyst, and instantly I find this
I want to take this opportunity to point fingers at Matthew Trout. This guy is a despot. I'm not going to dance around the issue here. The people that are holding this ban in #perl, and irc.perl.org, are using nothing but coercion on ops. Aperion is employed by Matt. I would challenge anyone to speak to Aperion. I don't even know that guy. I don't think I've ever talked to him -- yet he mirrors Matt's actions entirely. Ask him about me, someone should dig into his reasoning. I would request that some people turn their attention to community moderation. Matt trash talks my modules and my code incessantly behind my back. He can't speak to me with a civil tone. I haven't spoke to the guy in years but I still have some mighty refreshing logs from those days.
I'm just seriously asking people weight his control and influence. When I want to contribute but I'm klinned from irc.perl.org, and #perl on irc.freenode.net you can just about expect me to fork. And, when I fork out of necessity I don't want to hear any crap about not having tried. I tried. I even got a list with four ops on freenode that agree with me. Matt is abusing his power, and his emotions don't cloud his reason -- his very personality is totally devoid of it to begin with. He simply makes for a very poor authority.
Here he does it again, #perl Oct 6, 2010
The most respected person in the whole perl community.