Readers are commenting on ubuntu's intrepid look and feel

Cody A.W. Somerville cody-somerville at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 30 12:58:53 BST 2008


This discussion is more appropriate for another mailing list.

Cheers,

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 8:36 AM, Jelle de Jong <jelledejong at powercraft.nl>
wrote:

> jmak wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 4:48 AM, Jelle de Jong
> > <jelledejong at powercraft.nl> wrote:
> >> jmak wrote:
> >>> The look and feel of Ubuntu Intrepid invoked very strong opinions
> >>> among digg.com (
> http://digg.com/linux_unix/Ubuntu_8_10_Intrepid_Ibex_Alpha_1_Screenshots)
> >>> readership. Here are some of them.
> >>> ------
> >>>
> >>> "What a hideous theme, what really, really worries me is that they
> >>> even remotely considered something like this let alone made it
> >>> available.
> >>>
> >>> Whoever designed it should be shot."
> >>>
> >>> ---------
> >>>
> >>> "I have to agree."
> >>>
> >>> ----
> >>>
> >>> "While I hope nobody will be *shot*, I have to agree that this theme is
> poor.
> >>> It's unappealing to look at, looks worse when apps are running in it
> >>> (OpenOffice is hideous) and its colour scheme is particularly ugly."
> >>>
> >>> -----
> >>>
> >>> WTF ..Is this for real ??
> >>>
> >>> ------
> >>>
> >>> "The theme literally looks like ***** was smeared all over the
> >>> monitor. Not that I could do any better, but this theme gives me a
> >>> feeling less like "human" and more like "sewer"."
> >>>
> >>> -------
> >>>
> >>> "Ugg...I thought the color scheme was supposed to include BLACK. Not
> >>> ugly mud-crap-brown..."
> >>>
> >>> -----
> >>> "The theme is not what I was expecting... I was hoping for something a
> >>> little less... dark brown, like the color of my *****."
> >>>
> >>> ------
> >>> "Video Conferencing with Nelson Mandela on Ubuntu?"
> >>>
> >>> -----
> >>>
> >>> Up until sunday night, not a single positve comment. Amazing.
> >>>
> >>> jmak
> >>>
> >
> >>  let users vote and comment on the best
> >> layout, and if the majority accepts the new looks and feels,
> >>
> >
> > As a general rule, users should be never allowed to vote, even if they
> > are right. This case demonstrates that look and feel should be given
> > more priority.
> >
> > jmak
> >
>
> Just curious why you removed all the surrounding text I posted. I find
> this a bid insulting to manipulate the information given by others. This
> can give an unintended impressions on other readers. Please leave text
> from others intact, this is fair and clear. You can always quote and
> refer to specific line to address more focus on your comments.
>
> All is about communication with users and developers. Voting and proving
> comments about changes are just a tool to level users and developers and
> provide insights. So that the distribution gets a good match on his
> target audience. I don't see why voting cant be used as a tool. It
> should not be a single decision instrument though, because people can be
> manipulated and make votes with faulty arguments as background.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Jelle
>
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