Two things that I hate in Pidgin right now

Ethan Blanton elb at
Mon Sep 3 13:38:03 EDT 2007

Josh Williams spake unto us the following wisdom:
> On 9/3/07, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:
> > Josh Williams spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > > Perhaps the items in the drop-down boxes could be draggable so they
> > > can be placed wherever the user wants them. That would cut down the
> > > clutter in the preferences menus.
> >
> > This is documented in numerous usability studies by multiple research
> > groups to produce confusing and unpredictable user experience,
> > unfortunately.
> Sorry, I'd forgotten the GNOME mission statement: "Users are stupid."

1) We are unrelated to GNOME in any way.
2) So far as I know, none of the relevant studies were performed by
   GNOME, or anyone related to GNOME.

Please, enough with your unsupported and incorrect claims.


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determined to commit crimes.
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