Please remove / block user from bugzilla

Henri Verbeet hverbeet at
Thu Jul 15 09:45:33 CDT 2010

On 14 July 2010 16:26, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> If you ask me,
> is more objectionable, because it shows the Wine
> community to be ill-mannered and hostile to newbies.
Sure, it could have been worded more carefully, but I don't buy the
"taints us all" theory.

However, if we're talking about being harmful to the project, I think
it's far more insidious and actively harmful to pretend being an
active / respected Wine developer and giving potential new developers
bad advice from that position. Because what happens is that those
people take that advice in good faith, start writing patches, and
perhaps even develop some habits based on it. But when those patches
then hit wine-patches and get shot down during review, it's the
reviewers that get blamed for being "picky" or "harsh", while in some
cases the entire premise on which those patches are based is simply
wrong. I think that does far more harm to new developers than "being
mean to someone on the internet".

Of course with Wine being an open project there's not a whole lot we
can do about people saying whatever they like, except perhaps teaching
potential new developers about things like "git shortlog -s -n

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