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Re: Misconduct of GTK+/glib Bugtracker Admins

This is probably ill-advised, but what they hey?

Having read through your transcript, what I see is three developers trying to deal with an initially-vague bug about non-standard use reported against the incorrect component. Not only do they get that straightened out, but Emmanuele Bassi offers to review patches for a project that isn't his.

For this offer of help, you assert he is a liar ("Actually, you're being absolutely inaccurate."), an idiot ("Perhaps you should review what a dependency is."), and part of a conspiracy ("Red Hat has done everything in their power to break that separation and create a monolithic stack").

Andre Klapper hides this unproductive comment, and Emmanuele commits the heinous sin of not immediately realizing that this happened. (But sure, call him a liar about that, too.) You storm off in a huff; meanwhile, Psy[H[] continues an apparently-productive technical discussion of how to actually solve the bug. This suggests that, perhaps, the problem wasn't with Messrs. Bassi, Blasen, and Klapper.

On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 3:44 PM, IgnorantGuru <ignorantguru@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Specially, their conduct administering the GTK+ bugtracker in the case
of bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=750182 is
unacceptable.  They are closing bugs preemptively,

No, they closed a bug reported against the wrong component, and shortly thereafter reopened it against the correct component.

and are using the
code of conduct to threaten people who discuss the history and the
background of a bug. They threaten a user with the code of conduct for
using the word "overengineered" to justify their choice not to use

No, they ask Psy[H[] to stop editorializing ("Please, refrain from making comments like these in the future."), and Psy[H[] does without complaint.

They claim personal attacks when no one was even referred to

Other than those I document above?

 and they themselves state that people are "not really
cool" (Emmanuele Bassi).

a) No, Emmanuele says that your behavior is "not really cool". There's a subtle but important difference.
b) You're insulted that someone thinks you're only sorta cool?  Really?

  They make false technical statements then
delete any corrections offered in comments.

OmegaPhil repeated the "technical" parts of your hidden posts, and that has not been deleted.

While these developers' response may not have been absolutely perfect, it's a damn sight better job than I would have done in their place.


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