[tor-project] How to help people on weekends?

Yawning Angel yawning at schwanenlied.me
Thu Aug 10 04:00:43 UTC 2017

On Wed, 9 Aug 2017 23:56:35 -0400
Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:
> But while this approach works well for people whose day job is Tor,
> the casualty is people whose day job *isn't* Tor. These people show up
> exactly on the weekends and evenings that now have fewer Tor people
> around to provide quick responses, community momentum, interaction
> with core developers, and all of the great things that a free
> software community needs for health and growth.

Direct them to asynchronous methods of communication like e-mail.

> I don't have any quick fixes, but I wanted to raise this issue as a
> key topic for us to consider as we try to find the right balance
> between "people can have lives" and "we are responsive to new
> contributors". We are not being the best that we can be when we have
> 60-hour gaps on irc, mailing list threads, blog comment follow-ups,
> etc and those gaps line up exactly with when excited helpful
> volunteers show up. :)

Are the mailing lists still festering cesspools, or are they worth
resubscribing to?


Yawning Angel
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