Mud slinging versus genuine criticism
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 09:52:59 EDT 2021
His post was certainly extremely intemperate.
That does NOT mean it does not contain genuine criticisms.
On 24.10.21 4:51, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
> If Sean doesn’t like the product, he is certainly within his rights to cancel his subscription and cut off all associations.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Oct 23, 2021, at 09:47, Richmond via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> I am revisiting Sean Cole's posting as some valuable feedback seems
>> to have got mixed up with some ridiculous claims:
>> 1. "my opinion counts for nothing here" Well, Yes, there is a slight feeling re that as there has been vrry little direct
>> feedback from LiveCode central.
>> 2. "purchasing a 2-year licence for HTML5 with the promise that it would get fixed"
>> Yup: not very good at keeping promises.
>> 3. "You guys put me in hospital more than once." Possibly one of the most preposterous accusations I have
>> ever seen in my life. The reason someone ended up in hospital was because they were ill: and it would be a tough,
>> tough call to demonstrate a causal effect from a piece of software to one's physical/mental state.
>> Actually a very cheap shot indeed which, of course, makes me want to go "Poo Poo" to the other points he made.
>> 4. "Asking people to fill out a survey will only cause more of your users to
>> become disappointed when 'their' extremely valid top 10 bugs get lost in
>> the flood of other people's, probably only based on how many remember the
>> same matching ones. When 'theirs' don't get fixed, it will only feed their
>> I tend to agree with that one.
>> 5. messed up script editor: what is wrong with it? It certainly would be nice to know as I have used LiveCode's script
>> editors for about 21 years with no obviosu problems at all.
>> 6. messed up dictionary: not obviously: just the odd one or 2 things that might be explained better.
>> 7. messed up property inspector: not that I am aware of.
>> Certainly in any type of attempt at constructive criticism those last 3 points need to be elaborated on extensively.
>> 8. "use your product for real-world stuff yourself and try to do it without having to use workarounds!"
>> Well: there's a blanket statement to out blanket statements.
>> Is my Devawriter Pro (for wonky academics and bonkers yoga heads to type stuff in dead Indian languages)
>> real-world stuff? Are the ESL-for-kiddies content reinforcement and delivery standalones real-world stuff?
>> They both are insofar as they are used constantly: especially the latter, by children who, oddly enough,
>> seem to be getting better at the aspects of English those standalones help them reinforce.
>> I suspect Sean Cole may turn his nose up at us "bottom-feeders" who use LiveCode for what are, really, bloody
>> basic, humdrum requirements: but they do make one hell of a difference to the learning experiences of a lot
>> of children.
>> I am sorry to unearth this, but I do feel that this 'situation' that has arisen has to be examined fully for some good
>> to come out of it.
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