[josm-dev] JOSM donations?
openstreetmap at dstoecker.de
Wed Aug 3 09:40:45 BST 2011
On Tue, 2 Aug 2011, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Not related to this thread on the German forum by any chance?
> I hope you draw some consolation from the fact that a large number of people
> actually tried to explain things to this guy.
I know that most people aren't like this, but sometimes a few get to your
nerves. It is not like he was not polite, but writing lengthy explaining
mails and then receiving total ignorance at the other side is hard for me
(I have more problems with ignorance than I have with flames and harsh
The problem is, that after each change and each release I have to handle
people of the "you did silly changes, revert it" and especially for minor
things (In this case he simple needs to enter a valid URL to point to his
file instead of uploading them to the wiki as attachement).
Which does not mean such discussion are bad in any case. Some discussions
in the past lead to much better implementations then the original design
was. But as always this needs the will to understand both views and try to
find a solution which are improvement for both sides involved.
>> Sometimes I'm very discouraged to care for JOSM and I'm not sure if it is
>> really worth the effort anymore. Each and every time something new is
>> introduced or something is changed you get unacceptable comments and
>> flames. Sometimes this can get too much even for me.
> In the thread I mentioned above, someone cautioned the complainant to be
> polite when writing to you because you were "more important than 50 mappers".
The mass of silently people who actually appreciate my work and that of
our contributors are the only reason why I do it. Otherwise I would have
dropped somewhere near release 700 when all this fuss started with the
virtual nodes implementation.
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