distrowatch comment: "Ubuntu Breezy Badger - is it too dumbed down? "

Eric Feliksik milouny at gmx.net
Fri Dec 30 15:50:16 GMT 2005

Scott wrote:
> Eric Dunbar wrote:
>>> I know. It's called the "we know what's good for users and they don't"
>>> approach.
>>> Not to worry, you're not alone. There are developers of all manner of
>>> operating systems, GUIs, programs and whatnot, who use the same 
>>> approach.
>> Every developer HAS TO USE the "we know what's good for users and they
>> don't" approach.
> How odd.
> And why not?

What a nonsense discussion here to keep repeating that developers are 
too arrogant to listen to their users. Paraphrasing the choice of 
developers as them saying "we know what's good for users and they don't" 
(as it is done here) is a misleading rhetorical trick, Scott.

What are we trying to say? Is it
a) Having a perspective with the Gnome platform and trying to implement 
it consistently is a bad thing,
	Or is it
b) Trying to follow a consistent path is ok, but only as long as it is 
exactly your path.

Developers must make a choice, because there are always people in the 
community with opposing wishes.

Of course mistakes have been made, and of course there are people in the 
Gnome community who fail to be gentle to their users at times. If so, 
express you thoughts with nuance and do a proposal on how to improve 
things. Just repeating over and over that devs completely ignore their 
users is pointless.



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