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Re: Auto Fill Comments

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:15:58 +0100
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Christopher Dimech <> writes:

> Agreed.  But telling users that one does not work for them is
> excessive, to say the least.

Taking care of this manual is excessive.  I have much respect for
the work Eli is doing.

You can never write a manual that fits everyone's expectations.  It fits
mine quite well.  Yours not, obviously.

But guess you are working on that manual over years, for thousands of
hours probably.  Say, 90% of people like it, and 10 % don't like it.
What you get is that these 90% post, "hey, I've read that manual, it was
great" and eh - no, ehm, they say... nothing, you seldom hear from them;
and 10% don't like it and are frustrated and tell you it sucks, please
rewrite.  They didn't really read it and don't really know what they are
talking about because they can't estimate what it covers and why.

And if you ask for help everybody is suddenly quiet.  I would be pissed
off.  I don't know where Eli's motivation comes from.


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