Ponch, on Jan 22 2008, 10:03 PM, said:
I'm not commenting the tone Sancho
used, but really, you can't expect people to go through all 24 pages of this thread. Not everybody got enough time nor will to "learn and learn and learn", some just want a solution to their problem. By the time few will have read this thread's first page, that alone contains 20 links, thousands will give credit to people like Nick
, not for your (huge) work
, research and achievements, but just for him putting it all in a few lines. Someone needs to summarize this thread, be it in the 1st post or by making a sticky. Please don't flame me, I think I'm just being realistic.
On the contrary, I was commenting EXACTLY the tone he used and the extreme lack of any kind of gracefulness in the posts this guy made.
Noone is required to read the entire thread, everyone is kindly asked to act politely, and give the required info to:
1) make us be able to help him/her
2) possibly find and fix any flaw in the procedure (for everyone)
That's the whole idea of developing and beta testing something, interactive feedback until problem is solved.
I tried to somehow "code" this in "Common Sense Advice" given here:
but more generally the idea is that you shouldn't ever post on a board something that, if said in "real life", as an example at the pub, would probably get you a punch in the mouth.
Now, is this way (posting on a single thread on a board) the ideal situation for developing an app and to support it?
Surely not, it would be much better if this thingy here had it's own Homepage, Online Help and dedicated Forum, but life is tough, you have to live with some shortcomings.
The good news is that, little by little and thanks to the efforts of wimb
and the cooperation of several users, there is some help and usability and dependability has vastly increased.
Maybe it's time to ask some Admin/Mods of MSFN if they think this project be worth it's own sub-forum in "Member Contributed Projects", or in "Member Contributed Projects\Other Member Contributed Projects"; that would surely better the quality of the support.