On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 01:14:01PM +1100, Tim Lambert wrote:
> "Stephen J Baker" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > My #1 FAQ from people where I work is:
> > 
> >   Q: I'm trying to paint and nothing is happening - what did I
> >      do wrong?
> Yeah, me too.  How hard do you think it would be to have a 'novice
> mode' where gimp detects this and pops up a tip on how to fix things?

And we could also add an obtrusive animated paperclip (or
paintbrush) giving users funny advices...

But seriously, there's a zillion things user can do wrong,
if he/she is clueless, and when you finally find them all,
the first user you test your novice mode on will find a new

IMHO novice mode (if ever implemented) should restrict the
things user can do to some sane set (simplifying the
interface), and not try to turn the Gimp into Eliza



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