[mythtv] MythTV Usability Report

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Mon Jan 9 08:06:34 UTC 2006

    > Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 01:41:31 -0500
    > From: Isaac Richards <ijr at case.edu>

    > There's a wiki at wiki.mythtv.org.  Not live yet, but will be soon.

That's probably the right place, then.  Thanks!

    > > P.S.  I mentioned in other mail that the user wishlist currently at
    > > http://www.mythtv.info/moin.cgi/UserWishList looked outdated (some
    > > mention .16!), and that I could improve it if someone sanity-checked the
    > > result, but nobody responded, so I'm unsure whether to do this, and if
    > > so, how.  Just edit the HTML and send it back to -dev?  Open a ticket?
    > > Hold off and assume it'll get rolled into whatever Daniel has planned?

    > Errr, it's a wiki.  Anyone can edit it.  Doesn't mean that a developer is 
    > going to pay attention to it, of course.

You've reverted changes to the wiki before... :)  I also wanted
someone to look over my changes & make sure I wasn't just saying
wrongheaded things, since that's pretty likely :)

But anyway, the whole idea is someplace where developers know to look
if they're procrastinating something else and want inspiration on a
wishlist item to attack, so wherever they're going to look is the
right thing.  And if it saves Daniel time & effort in setting up a
usability website, so much the better.

    > However, I wouldn't bother with changing things at mythtv.info at this point, 
    > as that information has already been transferred over to the new wiki on 
    > mythtv.org, and any changes will probably be lost.

Now -that's- good to know.  I'll leave it alone.

[When wiki.mythtv.org is up, it would probably make sense to
prominently decorate as many pages of the old wiki as possible
that they're obsolete, with pointers to the new ones.  I've seen
people get screwed by, e.g., the move of ivtv off of sourceforge,
where searches turn up the sourceforge pages with no warning that
they're old, that the mailing lists they point to spuriously seem
to work but reject subscription attempts, etc.  Could save newcomers
some hassle, since they're likely to trip over old pages with no idea
that some page n levels deep isn't being maintained.]

    > If you're going to continue posting on these lists, _please_ fix your quoting 
    > style.  It's extremely difficult to tell what words belong to what poster 
    > with yours.  In fact, I don't think I can even begin to pay attention to 
    > someone talk about usability issues when they send email messages that have 
    > such a glaring usability problem.  =)

And I continue to maintain that, since 1978 or so, this is the only
mailing list I've ever been on where anyone has complained about it;
you'd think Emacs wouldn't do it that way if it broke the world.
Methinks there's a bug somewhere in the way your MUA or Gossamer or
something is rendering stuff.  But, just for you, I'm using a keyboard
macro to add >'s in front of the indented lines in this message. :)

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