I mean does it have to be a bike shed or can I put my boat in it?
On a more serious note, I think all this bikeshedding reveals a big
problem we have.
It is very hard to reach consensus on many topics and it seems one
person saying no has more weight than 10 people say yes.
* more interesting discussions about how we can improve the security
of the bikeshed
* can be deflating - giving the sense that the bike shed will never
actually be painted, will never actually exist and I will never buy a
bike and never go on wonderful bike rides.
* can put people off who see that other community projects already
have a painted bikeshed that is more interesting and worthy of
* can cause broken windows - since everyone is discussing the bikeshed
no one is paying attention to all the bricks some kids are throwing
through the windows at night and the whole of the community centre is
falling apart. Also this becomes infectious and other kids start
adding graffiti to walls (well there are already broken windows....)
Maybe some kind of voting system might be of use to force some kind of
consensus rather than leaving problems unsolved. I'm fed up of
receiving emails about the same problem I discussed weeks before that
never got solved. It makes my mailbox ill.
I mean if the question is really what colour is the bikeshed it would
be good for people to propose colours, people to vote on preferred
colours and at the end of say a week the majority colour wins and gets
implemented (or in cases where there is no majority we discuss the
front runners and other possible solutions).
On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM, Magnus Manske
<email@example.com> wrote: > Blue, and bigger on the inside.
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:57 PM, Yuvi Panda <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> It's actually a bus, not a bikeshed. It is already painted. And vim is
>> obviously the better editor.
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