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...