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crschmidt
Happy Birthday to brad. May your birthday this year not involve a poorly implemented decision leading to a fight between you and most of your best volunteers.

(God, was that really a year ago already? I've been doing this shit for too long.)

Enjoy yourself.

(This was friends only because Jess's client makes everything that way. It's not anymore.)

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Oh, man, that's exactly what I was thinking when I saw Rah mention what day it is! *cracks up*

poorly implemented decision leading to a fight between you and most of your best volunteers

What was that decision last year?

Re: poorly implemented decision leading to a fight between you and most of your best volunteers


Re: poorly implemented decision leading to a fight between you and most of your best volunteers

Posting limits.

On IRC, a new error was being reported - something about "max posts per day exceeded" or something similar. It hadn't ever been seen before, and for about 30 minutes web people were trying to trouble shoot it, to try and figure out what exactly was going on, with little success.

About that time, Brad made a post in news talking about the new 3/10 post per day posting limits. The limits that weren't effected by deleting entries, so when LiveJournal double posted (MUCH more common back then) you were screwed out of multiple entries. The limits which made the entire volunteer base scream "Agh please let us know what's happening!"

At the time, bradfitz (used as that cause that was his irc nick) still hung out on IRC. He came in around that time and had a ... "discussion" about his decision. If I recall correctly, his first words were "Wow, you guys really hate me". To which most people responded, of course, no. We hated his implementation, and his lack of notification, but not him, or even the decision.

That night led to a "discussion" where Brad said, (once again, my logs are gone - Bubba has an entry with a LOT of discussion on it, you might ask him to temporarily make it unprivate) "I can't depend on volunteers to do anything". Which is, to say the least, a frustrating position to be up against as a volunteer.

I highly recommend finding someone with the actual log and reading it. It's a very interesting historical perspective on the treatment of volunteers in LiveJournal development.

Interestingly enough, a lot of things came out of that discussion:
- Plogs.net
- Bazaar
- #lj_dev

and a number of other things in that vein.

It was, to say the least, an interesting night.

http://www.ljdrama.org/archives/000095.html

YES. IT'S BEEN A YEAR. YOU'RE OLD.

^_^

<3

Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought it. :p

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