[mythtv-users] An option for watching tv

Tommy E Craddock Jr sigtom at sigtom.com
Mon Dec 4 16:16:04 UTC 2006

Jeff Wormsley wrote:
> Phil Bridges wrote:
>> C'mon, now.  If you go to MythTV.org, the homepage for the project,
>> there is a link on the left that says "Documentation".  Not only does
>> the first section have a section called "Bug Database" (Section 1.8 -
>> http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO.html#toc1.8), that section
>> contains a link to the wiki's "feature wishlist"
>> (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Feature_Wishlist).  The *very
>> first* item on the "wish list" is:
> <snip>
>  > Is it really that difficult that people that are using the software
>  > (which, last time I checked, isn't even at a 1.0 version) should be
>  > expected to *read the documentation* before complaining aout items on
>  > the newlist, especially ones that are *already listed* in the "feature
>  > wishlist"?  Doubly frustrating is how the OP actually said "I know its
>  > something which has been answered in the FAQ", which indicates he's
>  > read the documentation?
> "Feature Wishlist" is not "How to install" or a "Bug".  And do you 
> really think anyone is going to read every page on the site before 
> diving right in?  Even for the total newbies, we're still all geeks to 
> some degree or another, and everyone knows that geeks don't read any 
> more of the documentation than they have to, which is "How do I install" 
> to begin with and "Bugs" when something goes wrong.  "Feature Wishlist" 
> isn't something to read before starting, and doesn't even enter into the 
> equation when someone runs into this issue.
> Jeff.


Well, being a geek, and knowing that the best way to use a product is by 
starting at the beginning  and reading the instructions, I would say 
yup, I would think that someone with a fairly high level of intelligence 
(which is a longer was of saying geek) would read as possible about said 
product before using it, and at the least, when having a 
problem/complaint search to see if its already covered somewhere, hell I 
would even check out the gossamer thread list at the very least, which 
would've pointed me to the wiki, which would then lead me to the Feature 
Wishlist Page. Especially when using a product that hasnt made it to or 
past its 1.0 release.


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