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Helgi's Blog:
People and feature requests
December 13, 2005 @ 06:50:35

In a light-hearted new post on his blog today, Helgi shares a good response for some of those out there that have had to deal with stupid feature requests.

Who hasn't gotten a utterly stupid feature request before ? Or even a request that you constantly say no to. This is just bound to happen if you help maintain a open source project (probably even more so in a commerical entity)

Well I have found the perfect answer to such requests with the courtesy of the yum wiki: "No. Just no. If you don't like it, go have a conversation with yourself about it. Alone. At home. In your closet."

I've even been pondering about adding this as an answering option in pear/pecl/php bug system, I can just see Jani doing the happy dance if this kind of thing would ever be added.

Of course, we've all been there - even those new to the programming world. There will always be those people that come into the meetings and propose something that sounds like a good idea to them, but just doesn't add any value to the project. Of course now, you have something say...

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