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Authored by: robg on Feb 18, '04 03:25:24PM
Sorry you're upset, but I spend major hours on the site every week, and I've always done my best to make it work for everyone. But I have to balance the reality of my limited time each day with the needs of the readers and so yes, the majority wins. That's the way it goes, unless/until this site goes commercial, subscription, etc. and I make enough money to quit my day job, devote my full day to the site, and hire some assistants to help with the workload. But I don't see that happening anytime soon.

I guess I don't understand why you're so upset -- is it the fact that you might actually read something that doesn't work? Assuming you plan on upgrading your system at some point, I would think that having the knowledge of a hint would be a good thing, and not a bad thing...

In any event, here's an alternative proposed solution -- if a hint author specifically codes a hint submission as "10.3 only," then I will include that in the title of the hint. I will not update the Panther meta-hint, as that's a manual task and it's very time consuming. In addition, I will not test any hints on anything other than 10.3.x. This is basically what the situation has actually been like for quite a while -- I've been taking the authors' words for it when they say "10.3 only," as my access to Jaguar (either mine, or through friends) has been greatly diminished since December or so. So in essence, things will be just as they are today, but I will not update the meta-hint, and there will still be no guarantees that a '10.3' coded hint is really 10.3.

Thoughts?

-rob.

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Authored by: robg on Feb 18, '04 03:33:13PM

And to further clarify, there will still be *tons* of pre-Panther hints here...I'm not saying it's a 100% Panther-only hints site, only that my handling of "Panther only" hints has to change a bit, given the majority usage of the readers, and the amount of time I have available.

-rob.

(P.S. - Panther is at least as rock-solid for me as 10.2.x ever was; no kernel panics across three machines and thousands of hours of usage; very very rare application quits (no more common than in 10.2.x). So new features does not automatically mean less stability.)



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Authored by: mjones1040 on Feb 18, '04 04:03:49PM

Robj. You are to be commended for your grace in handling this comment. This site is much too useful for anyone to be that irate over how you choose to organize things here. You can't satisfy everyone 100%....People submitting hints are free to specify 10.2 or 10.3 verified/proven.... I don't see an issue here. Sounds like he wants you to do his research and testing for him. That's my 2 cents.



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Authored by: applemaster on Feb 18, '04 10:30:38PM

>Sounds like he wants you to do his research and testing for him. That's my 2 cents.

mJones, make that 4 cents. He reminds of some of the "Users" at the Apple discussion boards or even here sometimes. "If I stick my face against an oven burner, will it hurt?" or "Tie my shoes for me". Quit complaining and 1) deal with it, especially since it isn't that big of a deal anyway or 2) do it yourself.

Rob, Kudos to you for the way you handled his post.

-AM

p.s. Of course, those "users" are only a very select minority. They just happen to stick out like a sore thumb. I wouldn't want to upset anyone who frequents the Apple discussion boards, as I also do.


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