Re: Modifying GNOME-About to count users

On 7/6/05, Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org> wrote:
> <quote who="Dan Winship">
> > > Sure, and that's why basically everything but gnome-about is going to be
> > > doubly icky in some way. If we somehow convince ourselves this is not
> > > appropriate in gnome-about, it's not going to be appropriate anywhere,
> > > and we should just give up. But that's pissweak. :-)
> >
> > The user won't understand the question, regardless of where we put it. So
> > if we're asking because we care about the answer, then no, it's not
> > appropriate anywhere, because we're not going to get useful answers. And
> > if we don't care about the answer, then it's not appropriate anywhere
> > either, because we're basically lying to the user in that case.
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> What question are we asking? :-)

I *think* we're asking 'how many users of GNOME are there', not 'how
many discovered gnome-about in their panel and then decided to fill
out a form for an organization they know nothing about'.

Luis (wishing he saw a good solution to the first question, which is
an important one)

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