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Illustrated the "bus factor" metaphor, got reverted by IP[edit]

Will the project fail if this member is hit by the bus?

I think the Bus factor article severely lacks illustrations (none as of now).

The "hit by a bus" cliché is not familiar to most English-as-a-second-language readers, and in software ("bus factor" is software jargon) "bus" usually means "information bus" or "serial bus". The picture illustrates what is behind the metaphor.

Six months later, an IP reverted it :-/

What do you think? Thanks for your feedback! Syced (talk) 09:55, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

This isn't the right place for this discussion, but the tone of the image+caption just isn't right for an article. (It would be great for an project-space page, though.) The article should simply explain in a straightforward way the notion of key team members being hit by a bus as a project risk. (BTW, in my day we talked of someone being "hit by a beer truck.") But please don't respond here. This belongs on the article talk page. EEng 04:04, 13 October 2016 (UTC)