Rockbox mail archiveSubject: RE: Apology, and a period of break.
RE: Apology, and a period of break.
From: Jammit Timmaj <jammit999_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 05:02:15 +0000
Well worded, but I feel your apology was totally unnecessary. I'm not anything but an end user. I've actually asked a question and was ignored by the list, but I understand because I was doing something outside the Rockbox norm (the problem I was having seems to have been fixed in version 3.3 anyway). I think I've accidentally top posted two times. The first time was because I'm stupid and can't read. I totally skipped over the "don't top post" part of the etiquette. The second time I messed up in my reply. I think I was only admonished for the first one.
I personally feel your "RTFM" responses weren't unwarranted and the "please don't top post" came only after multiple offenses. Rockbox, to me, wasn't designed to be simple. I'm certain even Apples first prototype of the iPod was a Frankenstein monster of buttons and dials to access all of its neato functions, but then marketing said to simplify all the buttons to a simple touch pad. Rockbox shoehorns in a lot of interesting functions but at the cost of the simple user interface. Rockbox is more difficult to use than the original operating system, but that's by design and any qestions relating to its operation that's covered in the manual should be answered by referring to the manual. Sometimes there's questions about the manual that needs clarification, but that's ok.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that no one should take anything personally, and sometimes the best answer is an awakening slap to the head.
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Received on 2009-06-21