Maybe “too soon” for RFCs? Please understand that @MalathiVangalapati is the brave first author (who didn’t also create the “RFC play”). Yes, over your many posts, I can agree that Atlassian needs to figure out how to “level up” our engagement with developers but is this the right time and place for this leveling up? Can we get a little slack while we figure out this new practice? I ask because you eventually point out RFC-3 (this RFC)…
Maybe you can let a few of these early “no-ops” just go? Especially when, by your own admission, they won’t affect you.
I accept your critique that we might be “dressing up” a technical chore as a feature. Or, that with a little more consideration, it could have been something more than a technical chore. But it doesn’t seem right to be so critical when we are starting this RFC practice. Meanwhile, here in the community and in other channels, you have rightly pointed out that we should assume that UI changes will affect developers. Here we are trying to signal that kind of a change, to which you react:
I can’t tell if this is meant as a “serious flaw” in the RFC. I don’t have enough understanding of Atlaskit myself to know what is the misuse. Or are you proposing that we should not use Atlaskit at all in this effort? It seems like you want to make this a conversation about Atlaskit but you already know that’s off-topic.
I also realize you are suggesting the “serious flaw” is prioritization and effort spent (wasted, from your perspective) on features that have no value (to you). While I want to be able to have that discussion (and we can try in other categories), I’m going to call priorities “off topic” for RFCs (I’ll clarify in RFC-1, and you can disagree with me over there, if I’m wrong).
Overall, I recognize some genuine engagement in there, but at the same time, this doesn’t feel like a great start to a new kind of community engagement. Was your comment a good example of “keeping it welcoming and safe”? Or was it a simple misstep as both authors and commenters alike learn how to work together?