On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 3:23 AM, Jay Smith wrote:
> In return, I got back a dismissive reply
You didn't :)
> that IMHO completely ignored the
> intent of what I was trying to say.
If I skip some bits, it doesn't mean that I don't read them or
disagree. It also can mean that I agree and merely reply to the bits
that I disagree or want to clarify (otherwise goddamn long threads get
even longer :)). Which is exactly the case here.
> In summary, IF nearly every one of the developers responses included some
> version of the following statement, nearly half of your "long threads" would
> vanish and life would be good:
> "We understand _____ presents a difficult situation for some
> users and we regret the impact that this has had on you.
> Unfortunately, we had to make difficult choices in the subject
> of _______ and the result is that the program will no longer
> fit the workflow of some users. We feel that the changes we
> have made will be to the benefit of the majority of the user
> community and we are dedicated to continuing the improvement
> of Gimp for the target user community. We appreciate your
> loyalty to Gimp and hope that you will find a way to adjust
> your workflows so that Gimp's new behavior will work well
> for you. Thank you for expressing your concern. Please know
> that we have heard you, even if the changes we have had to make
> are not favorable for you, and that we will continue to work
> on improving the program to be the best that it can be for
> the target user community."
I can use that in the new FAQ with your permission. How about that?
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