Since I sort of opened this can of worms, I will do my best to close it back
up again, without making this a long drawn out message that is hard to write
and even harder to read. grin
First off, I love April Fool pranks, and I did get a kick out of this one
Basically, I just snapped yesterday. It is funny what tiny little thing can
set a person off at times.
I work with a lot of newly blinded folks, teaching them how to use computers
and that kind of thing. It just so happened yesterday, I had two clients
that were like scared little rabbits when it comes to the computer. In such
cases, every little step they can make to use a computer is a wonderful
When I saw the post asking where to download Mota Beta four, it was clearly
obvious that the individual did not read the e-mail, and went straight to
the web site. Like Charles says, one should read all e-mails when a new
game or beta comes out. This is true and does make sense. However, Thomas
did post a message several days back, discussing the new features in beta
four,, so it isn't out of the realm of possibility that someone may have
just gone to the website rather than rereading something that was already
posted a few days back.
When I read that e-mail, a thought occurred to me. What if the person
asking the question was like these two clients. They saw a message, went to
the web site, looked for the game, couldn't find it, and posted what they
thought was a legitimate question? And what if reading a message, no matter
how much in fun it was, saying wow they sure fell for the joke didn't they,
was enough to make a beginner turn away thinking that people thought them
incompetent? Yeah yeah, I know, that sounds silly, and blown way out of
proportion. grin But, in my line of work, I have seen it happen before.
Like I said though, I know I blew things out of proportion, and I chock it
up to having one of those work days that just drive you nuts. I should have
never even posted, but since I did, I can't undo the situation. grin
All I can do is try and dig myself out of this hole and apologize. Sheepish
Ok, snap and message over. grin
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