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Hobbyist with attitude
Posted 20 April 2005 - 11:48 PM
I understand fully why wraith has become fed up with those who could not make it past the eula or post questions without reading this site or the documentation. Iíve been dropping in here for about a year or so, have a very low post count and an xploded (ver 1.1.2) xp dvd of 3+ gigs. Iíve no prior scripting/programming experience but plenty of patience and a willingness to learn. Xplode has been a lot of fun.
I checked in today to see if a new version, (with file I/O) was available but sadly the download has been pulled for all Ďhobbyistsí. Itís wraithís call, but is it not storing up problems for v5 if users canít get hold of v4 and learn that first?
This is not a plea for v4, Iíll wait for v5 and tackle the problems I have with it the same way Iíve done so far. I feel in many ways xplode is a victim of its own success, the wider the user base, the more Ďdumbí questions/users youíre going to get. Itís a shame a few members lack the maturity to respect the author of this great program, some of the posts directed at wraith are just insulting, others make me laugh because Iíve been here long enough to know whatís coming next, the ones that get the downloads pulled Ė they just depress me.
If you are new to this forum, - and have read this far -, please give wraith and the other gurus on this board a break and do some work with xplode before posting. The rest of us hobbyists are looking to develop our understanding and abilities, donít hold us back.
Thanks to all who make this site the great source of information it is, cheers wraith Ė donít let the h*bbyists get you down!
Posted 21 April 2005 - 12:33 AM
But seriously, concerning the whole EULA thing. After the 200th post of people saying "I've read the EULA, but the button doesn't activate" Wraith just got fed up and posted a screen shot of what to click to activate the button. But wait, people STILL asked saying they read the thing? SOme people MIGHT have had legitimate problems, but without proper proof, or what you have done to your system, then it's user error and as such user fault.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:57 AM
I have a few ideas how I'm going to alleviate it, but a lot of it is up in the air at the moment.
I've had ideas for X5 bouncing around in my head for a while, and while I think I've come up with a final solution, I'm not entirely sure how long it'll take to implement, nor where I'll find the time.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:51 AM
Wraith, I don't blame you one bit for being p*ss*d off at these incompetent fools who cannot read something as simple as a EULA, which is the one thing that you have asked them to do before using your program. If it was me, then I would add something else to make them read the documentation before they use it. At least it will act as an intelligence test to see if they can figure out how use the program.
Hardline attitude? You bet, and I will not appologize for it either. If you want to use my program, they you will have to prove to me that you read the documentation before I help you.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:55 AM
At least it will act as an intelligence test to see if they can figure out how use the program.
If you want to use my program, they you will have to prove to me that you read the documentation before I help you.
You go girl!
PRECISELY why I made the EULA the way it is.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 09:55 AM
Posted 21 April 2005 - 05:01 PM
Posted 21 April 2005 - 05:39 PM
I'm betting nuhi does too
Posted 22 April 2005 - 04:00 PM
I missed the screen shot posted, I never had a problem with the EULA/activation thing though, makes me wonder how some people make it through the day.
Reading documentation? I donít think this will ever improve. I belong to a few forums and always there are posters who never rtfm. I even have (intelligent) friends who would rather wait a few days and ask me a question than go start/help & support.
Maybe with X5 a download could be made available, canít get through the EULA Ė download this file and solve all you xplode worries,
Anyway, itís Friday night - Iím off to find my partners F1 button, seems Iíve violated the EULA, donít you just hate those supplemental agreementsÖ.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 06:34 PM
I for one have not had the chance to use your application but I really can't wait. I'm to the point of being excited about this release. And because of my enthusiasm I am going to request if I could be put on some type of list for notification.
Even though I haven't had the opportunity to use XPlode I look forward to the next release. Good luck and Godspeed on your mission for accomplishment.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 06:41 PM
Posted 30 April 2005 - 06:54 AM
I really don't get the people that asked those questions about the eula First time I tried Xplode that eula appeared, read it and whopa, no problems at all... So all those people that ask those questions can't read?
Posted 30 April 2005 - 07:13 AM
But even I wonder how a TEXT based internet can attract so many illiterate people.
Thats just my 2 cents. I never even tried XPlode, but in this thread I felt your pain.
Posted 30 April 2005 - 02:26 PM
Posted 30 April 2005 - 04:31 PM
Now this is what i call a ...dunno what to call it!
When you did that, had to enter a password.
If you did not enter a right one, all you have are 0 byte sized file's!! Completely useless!
Either way, Don't post these st#pid things.
Posted 30 April 2005 - 04:46 PM
Posted 30 April 2005 - 07:41 PM
And they just postponed the release of XPlode 4.2, which I had planned to make available this afternoon.
Oh well, doesn't worry me. I don't have to wait for myself to release it.
*wanders off to format*
Posted 01 May 2005 - 03:07 AM
Posted 02 May 2005 - 12:40 AM
At least that way, the people who are plagued with ID10T errors can be pointedly ignored, while the people who actually make an attempt to use the brain they were born with can still get the software and not have to suffer for the ignorance of the rest of 'puter users.
Actually I blame it all on Microsoft... Back in the day, people had to actually ::gasp:: learn how to use a computer in order to do anything worthwhile...
Then MS and major software developers decided it was a grand idea to make computers easier to use... wow, what a pandora's box. They dumbed computers down so people could use them (and more people would use them, and the corporations would make more money), which only served to take away the incentive to LEARN how to use a computer. This set the precedent. Now that the stupid people could use computers for basic tasks without having to become intelligent and learn, they wanted more. They wanted to be able to do more advanced things without having to learn. Unfortunately, in their infinite greed, the companies gave the masses their wish, and dumbed things down even more. Which took away even more incentive to use the brain and learn. On and on and on. In today's lazy society, if you don't give people an incentive to learn or force them to, they won't. It's an endless downward spiral that is only enhancing the problem of human stupidity.
Posted 02 May 2005 - 12:47 AM
And it'll be done soon. Hopefully.
Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:02 PM
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