I notice a few folks in the Users list that are almost certainly the core developers that they appear to be, but I don’t appear to have any way to confirm that. I think @ambv mentioned comparing email addresses for that purpose, but I don’t see those available anywhere. Is that something that can be made visible to users of a sufficient trust level? Should we go ahead and add people that we’re quite sure should be in the group, and deal with impersonation if it comes up?
There’s this User claiming to be “Barry Warsaw” but I don’t think he is who he claims to be.
And I wouldn’t trust him in either case!
I tried to add @ronaldoussoren earlier today, by pressing the “add” button on his message requesting committer access, but:
- I have no idea whether that succeeded,
- I have no idea whether I just shouldn’t bother and leave it to the people who understand discourse…
I think I’m in that set of people. (I spent ages wondering where the “Post to this thread” button was on python-committers before I came across Tim Peters’ similar query on this group/category.
Could someone add me (tjguk / firstname.lastname@example.org) to be able to post to the committers group please?
@tjguk, I added you, welcome.
@jackjansen, apparently that worked since he’s added. You can check membership by seeing whether that person has the Python logo flair on their avatar, and a “CPython core developer” title next to their username.
@ambv @jackjansen I’ve actually added Ronald myself; I remember I also tried to click the “add” button and saw that nothing happened. So I did it via the Groups screen. I wish adding people to groups was less cumbersome…
Oh, I know what you mean now. The “Add” button only adds that person to the current “private message”, forming like a group chat. I see why this is confusing in the “Please add me to a group” context.