hippy wrote:My impression of that is it mostly comes from those eager to defend RPT/RPF decision making who wish to show their loyalty and support for the RPT/RPF in dismissing requests for change.
I think you are seeing what you want to see, rather than what really is. And that's a pretty twisted way to look at it - you're assigning a bunch of motivations to other people that I don't think are there.
hippy wrote:Some people do seem to have set themselves up as High Priests of Pidom, and have taken it upon themselves to presume to speak on behalf of the RPT/RPF.
Do you really
think that Eben Upton should take the time to personally reply to each and every such forum post? Wouldn't you rather he and his engineers spend their time on, you know, designing and building even better hardware?
You appear to be suggesting that nobody should make any comments on posts asking for new Pi features other than RPF/RPT engineers and executives. That's not how a community forum
works (the very nature and intent of the thing is that members of the community are free to respond and to try to help each other), and that would be a waste of the engineer's/executive's time in many cases. If someone wants responses only
from RPF/RPT directly, then posting their plea on the forum is their mistake. They should instead have sent email directly to RPF/RPT. If you don't want discussion
by the community
then don't post on a community discussion forum
When someone comes in the door and announces that the Pi is going to sink into obscurity
unless it immediately adds augmented reality contact lenses, or 4GB of ram, or some such, I may (speaking for myself, others may differ) point out why
their plea is likely
to go unfulfilled. Would you really rather that no one post any comments at all on such a thread, until such time as one of the employees of RPF/RPT comes along?
Again, when I, personally, comment on such threads, I am NOT
declare that you can't have
such a thing", I am
saying, "it is unlikely
that those in charge will do as you ask, for the following reasons which have been seen here several times before..." I do NOT
consider myself a "High Priest of Pidom" (I didn't even know that was a job title -- ooh, they should put that on t-shirts), but I have
watched this episode several times before, so I can can give you some hints on how it is likely
What you appear to be requesting is for nobody other than RPF/RPT employees to comment on threads that insist that new features be added to the Pi. And you want forum members on this community support forum
to shut up and not offer any hints as to what that answer is likely to be. Is that right?