[Talk-us] A Friendly Guide to 'Bots and Imports

Kevin Atkinson kevin at atkinson.dhs.org
Fri Aug 6 21:26:58 BST 2010

On Fri, 6 Aug 2010, Serge Wroclawski wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Kevin Atkinson <kevin at atkinson.dhs.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 6 Aug 2010, Serge Wroclawski wrote:
>>> 2. I think widespread "bot fixes" should be encouraged to wait 10
>>> days. It's just too easy to make a large change and too hard to fix
>>> it. I'd also suggest that we (as a community) develop tools to make it
>>> easier to demonstrate what an import or bot would do on a test server.
>> If I had to wait 10 days there is a good chance I would of likely lost
>> interest.  I have been trying to say that there are different levels of bots
>> and the amount of damage they can do.
> If you lose interest quickly, it can't be very important to you.

Maybe "most likely" is a little strong, but I was trying to make a point.

Just because a change is not very important to me, doesn't mean it 
is a good change that can make the map better.

Also, it might not be that a lost interest, but rather simply don't 
have the time.  I may have some time now, but may not in two weeks.

I can fully understand that bots can do a lot of damage.  But I was also 
very careful and limited the scope of what my bot did.  I also have a 
clear plan to undue the controversial part of my change if anyone should 
object in the future.

I honestly don't think I can say anything else without coming off as a 
reckless, impatient, jerk, that wants things done now or never.

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