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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: How Do You Explain "Don't Improve My Software Syndrome" or DIMSS? 7

dryriver writes: I am someone who likes to post improvement suggestions for different software tools I use on the internet. If I see a function in a software that doesn't work well for me or could work better for everyone else, I immediately post suggestions as to how that function could be improved and made to work better for everybody. A striking phenomenon I have come across in posting such suggestions is the sheer number of "why would you want that at all" or "nobody needs that" or "the software is fine as it is" type responses from software users. What is particularly puzzling is that its not the developers of the software rejecting the suggestions — its users of the software that often react sourly to improvement suggestions that could, if implemented well, benefit a lot of people using the software in question. I have observed this happening online for years even for really good software feature/function improvement ideas that actually wound up being implemented. My question is — what causes this behavior of software users on the internet? Why would a software user see a suggestion that would very likely benefit many other users of the software and object loudly to that suggestion, or even pretend that "the suggestion is a bad one"?

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 65

Net Neutrality is a good thing. I am all for it.

But off net content bears additional charges to an ISP then on-net costs. There are reasons that most ISP's - the same ones who provide cable TV - host netflix servers on-site.

The issue is that every ISP could arguably use this as an advantage against any competing business and that would suppress competition.

Comment Re:Alternate 'real world' experience (Score 1) 440

Well, since I'm commenting on Slashdot, like all other Slashdot commenters, I'm the best programmer that ever lived. However, besides me, the best programmers I've ever worked with have been Indian. The worst programmers I've ever worked with have also been Indian. This isn't hard to reconcile, since 95% of the programmers I've ever worked with have been Indian. When they completely dominate a job category, they're going to dominate both the top and the bottom.

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