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Subject: Re: len0x: apps settings.c,1.310,1.311

Re: len0x: apps settings.c,1.310,1.311

From: <len0x_at_mail.ru>
Date: 2005-11-04

>"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so
certain of
>themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." --Bertrand Russell

I couldn't agree more.
I have so many doubts in my life that I prefer keep them to myself :)

> Good move insulting all developers in one shot.

Hm, all I can say if someone felt this way then I'm sorry, but I can hardly
imagine why would anyone apart from Daniel take this personally...

> The reason you can not listen to "the users" is known to everyone who's
ever dealt with
> more than one: They never agree. For every user wanting a certain change,
there is one
> who protests it. That's why it's up to us developers to think about what
we are doing, > discuss it, and always have a good reason for changing
things. "Someone wanted it" is
> never a good reason.

There is *some* truth in all this but in reality you can actually maintain
balance between trying to satisfy as many users as you can and still
sticking to a certain concept. I know this because I have actually done it
in the past and managed to keep vast majority of my
hundred-thousands-user-base happy. Sometimes its hard and painful, but if
you really want it - you can do it. Saying all users have different needs,
so lets ignore them is simply washing your hands of the problem...

Don't you have an ambition to make RB as successful and widespread as
possible wilth millions of happy users worldwide?

Best wishes,
Anton.

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