So, I’ve really just had it with the #django chan on freenode. I’ve gone there several times for help only to be treated like whale turd, essentially because I’m a newbie to django I suppose. They seem to have an issue with that there. It’s not that you can’t get answers there, mind you, it’s that the answers are served up cold and begrudgingly with generous side portions of arrogance and self-importance. This isn’t a judgment of every person on the chan — it’s the general take-away I’ve personally had.
However, I really like django 🙂
So, rather than just whine and then sit idly by hoping things change, I started a chan for django newbies called, appropriately, #django-newbie on freenode. If you’re a newbie, come join in! If you’re not, come help the newbies find the docs they need to get where they want to go.