Re: [Gimp-developer] Bring back normal handling of other file formats

On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:50:01 +0400, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Guillermo Espertino (Gez) wrote:
>> But I just had an idea (sorry if anybody already suggested it and I
>> missed it): What if the "merely harmeless to downright offensive"
>> popup saying that Save is for XCF offers an extra button labeled
>> "export anyway" or something similar?
> A universally accepted truth is that users don't read warnings. This
> will surely freak out few geeks who do read warnings carefully and
> recite them occasionally over a pint of beer in a pub, but mostly
> people really try to make stupid dialogs go away ASAP.

If they don't, their bad fortune.  Making a common operation less
convenient for everyone because some user may not realize what's going
on -- and no way to turn off the inconvenience -- is unnecessarily
paternalistic, IMHO.
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