[maemo-users] gpe contacts import

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Wed Apr 23 02:08:05 EEST 2008
On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 3:38 PM, Graham Cobb <g+770 at cobb.uk.net> wrote:
>  It worked for me: I took the time to actually try it before sending the email.
>  I guess I hoped you would take a similar 60 seconds to log the bug report.
>  But if it isn't bothering you enough to take the time to report the bug with
>  a test case to reproduce it I don't suppose anyone is going to spend time
>  trying to guess how to reproduce it.

...and all the other people having the same problem as me will end up
dumping gpe just like me. I (and most other people) have better ways
to spend my time than logging onto a multitude of different Web sites
just to tell people how worthless their apps are. Gpe is just one of
many apps that I've tried. I'll just stick with what works, and dump
what doesn't.

You're missing the most important point: if the *process* of
submitting bugs weren't such a PITA, more people would do it.

I went through a great deal of effort and spent a good deal of time
going out of my way to install AbiWord on my desktop because one
developer on this list (with an attitude just like yours) demanded
that I submit a bug. After I went to all that trouble, AbiWord is
still completely unusable for me, and yet they had the nerve to
announce the bug "solved" and are doing exactly nothing about it.
After an experience like that, no, I'm not going to bother again. Not
with AbiWord, and not with you. You know there's a problem. You can
choose to deal with it, or you can cop an attitude and demand that
other people deal with it for you. One of those choices is a lot more
effective than the other. You figure out which.

My mother has a phrase for your attitude: "you're cutting off your
nose to spite your face."

The fundamental error in your logic is that you think your time (and
effort) is more valuable than mine. It isn't. If you don't have time
to test your own product with different scenarios, then why do you
think I have time to report dozens of different bugs to different
developers? You're worse than Micro$oft...


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