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Re: Call for vote: Nautilus use Browser view for fedora 11

--- On Sat, 12/20/08, Noel Zeng <inkybutton gmail com> wrote:

> From: Noel Zeng <inkybutton gmail com>
> Subject: Re: Call for vote: Nautilus use Browser view for fedora 11
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Date: Saturday, December 20, 2008, 9:04 PM
> Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko <at> greshko.com> writes:
> > Doesn't matter....
> > 
> > It is only a poll of those people who have decided to
> respond.    No
> > better than the various CNN online polls an those
> types.
> So according to you, there won't be a way of
> determining whether people like
> something or not? Because, if one comes up with poll
> results that are contrary
> to your preferences, you can just dismiss it with a
> "oh some people didn't
> respond". I believe that those who responded are
> representative of the Fedora
> community, per reason in previous post. Your comments
> don't seem to be
> constructive here, considering the above, and also the fact
> that you didn't even
> bother to look at the poll that you're dismissing.
> Regards,
> Noel.
> -- 

I like the browser view +1, but regarding the poll.  What I believe Ed refers to is the fact that the poll will not make the developers change their minds, although many people would hope that it does, I like browser mode myself and I always change it.  But who knows with these things.

It reminds me of testing.  There is too much testing going on in schools.  School districts benchmarking the kids too much.  In my opinion, the numbers might not mean much, they are just benchmarks.  They just have to pass a Statewide exam and in the end the other numbers were "meaningless".  That in testing, here with respect to the stats collected, some people might just believe why would developers care about what the end users want?, Just like a restaurant where it said:

"This is not Burger King!  You get it my way or you don't get the dammn thing!"  

While it is good in some ways to have these polls, in the end the decision is still left to the developers.  Will they "cave in" to what the users want?  This is the big question here.

My $0.02 




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