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Re: requests were overridden

Posted by Dr. Bob on October 3, 2010, at 13:08:55

In reply to Re: what might help, posted by muffled on September 27, 2010, at 15:35:08

> these people's strong/ heartfelt/ sometimes-frantic/ clearly-put-forth requests were overridden. They might have been "heard" but they weren't acted on.
> I'd like it if the wishes of a HUGE number of participants here were respected. To me, in the case I mention, the wishes of a vast number of members were just ignored.
> Kath

I value input even when I don't act on it. At the same time, a quote I saw the other day:

> > "If I had asked my customers what they wanted," Ford said, "they would have said a faster horse."


> The site was always searchable by google, which makes it very easy to find.
> Bob felt the need to add the buttons that make it easy, and puts it in your face, that you can just click and post posts to facebook/tweets etc.
> This could have been done before, but would have requiered much more effort, eg cutting and pasting, or copying links etc. This is much more of a conscious action than just clicking a button.
> there we feel more like we are talking in a restaraunt, rather than having what were are saying displayed on some large screen TV in the street....
> muffled

Clicking a button is easier than cutting and pasting, but not doing anything is even easier than clicking a button, and not doing anything is what's required for posts to be displayed on Google's large screen. You can hide the buttons, and maybe make it feel more like a restaurant here, but that may be a false sense of security:

I think there's more concern now than there used to be about "the perils of the early digital age". Among "a great many people", not just Babblers:

Maybe one difference here is that someone else can be seen as responsible.


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backpedals well -- PartlyCloudy




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