I feel there is a need for a similar article about giving feedback.
The gist of it is: no matter what your credentials, no matter what your supporting arguments, sometimes you can feedback to someone that doesn’t have to respect your point of view or change just for you.
And before we all jump up and shout Aha! Exactly! …
Consider this: when people ask for a change or a feature , what they ask for is important to THEM.
They will try to blow up the importance, and invent ‘most people’, ‘the vast majority’ and similar phrases, but at the end of the day, it’s only one person asking.
It only becomes ‘most people’ when ‘many people’ ask for the same thing.
Sometimes, its a great idea.
Often it’s whimsy
I base this on my experiences of reacting to lone voices demanding changes to my own software.
The loud ones get a change, and THEN the complaints come in from ‘the actual most people’ who preferred it the old way. No good deed goes unpunished.
The ultimate expression of this , is page after page of confusing user Preferences: everything you write has to work in at least two ways and becomes hard to manage.
So focussing on what your vision, while listening to but not necessarily acting upon feedback, is the way to stay sane.
So I don’t know but I feel Christian somehow on the Side of Xojo. Whatever.There is one difference. When you say user forum and list that under your Support while it is your support it is not the most brilliant Idea to ban people which have an Idea to help people. Whatever
Schnipp that was no miscommunication. He posted, she said no, he posted again, she said no he posted and got banned. She showed who has the power in that house and who can kick somebody out. It was a question of power and not a question of understanding while then she would have got that Hal was right. But she didn’t´t wanted that on INN. Nothing else. Not more. Only that. And that made it really, really uncomfortable for everybody.
The dont want the posts from banned people
But IF those people are part of the Pro & Pro+ group a suspension means they cannot grab betas etc and whatever other things are supposed to come with being part of that group
There ARE alternatives - I know because THIS forum uses the same software.
A SILENCED user can still log in, read, and do just about everything else they just CANNOT post