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nise at nise.com
Mon Jan 20 20:07:09 UTC 2020
On Monday, 20 January 2020 at 19:38:53 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> Here is the background:
> The exact quote "Once the bikeshed is up for painting, the
> rainbow won't suffice." is taken from one of Andrei's posts,
> where he expresses frustration at the frequent bikeshedding
> that goes on here over the most trivial of issues. What he
> meant is, no matter how trivial the issue is (what color should
> we paint the bikeshed, metaphorically speaking), people will
> debate it to the death, so even if you paint it in rainbow
> colors -- i.e., every possible color, ostensibly to satisfy
> everyone's preferences -- it still won't be enough to quell the
> Given how frequently this situation arises around here, it's
> kinda an in-joke to use that as our official motto, the joke
> being that that's what we D people like to do: argue over what
> color the bikeshed should be so much that even rainbow colors
> won't satisfy us.
Thank you for the explanation. I didn't expect a cynical slogan.
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