Reading comprehension is a big problem in open-source

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I'm going philosophical today. Feel free to TL ; DR, or actually invest a few minutes and ponder deeply whilst reading. This article discusses the alarming, rising trend in the lack of acceptance of criticism and feedback on technological issues in the Linux community. Enjoy.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-reading-comprehension.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. amarildojr

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    I agree. It's actually been proven that bias-confirmation exists, and I think it also affects when people read texts that they disagree just by reading the text. Because since their bias makes them hate you right in the first paragraph, it's possible that they won't read the text correctly, miss out important information, and at the end will just complain about something that they're wrong, because they didn't read the text correctly.
     
  3. Joxx

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    Good read.
    Unfortunately your reasoning could be applied to political, or social, or economical, or Historical fields (the absence of capitals is intended).

    The first instinct is to discuss the reviewer.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    And why is that - for political, social, or other reasons?
    Mrk
     
  5. Baserk

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    Some tend to react to a negative review as if you ran over their dog, several times.
    While I can enjoy such emotions to a certain point, it's indeed nice to not have those on your site.

    I'd say psychological.
     
  6. Joxx

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    The same lack of "reading comprehension",
    the same inability to put things in their context, or in context,
    the same refusal to deepen argument and the same pre disposition to prejudice.
     
  7. AutoCascade

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    Do developers read and respond to your reviews? You would think they'd have a vested interest in dealing with issues.
     
  8. Mrkvonic

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    Some do, some don't. There's a nice review of a distro coming that actually they did listen - and acknowledge me and similar folks for that - and their distro actually becoming better because of it. So it's not all bad. But there's definitely a dramatic spin to it.
    Mrk
     
  9. zapjb

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    People can't take a talking to these days. Used to able to vehemently argue with people (not strangers & not at work) & work things out or not. Now people are nuts & the stronger bully-threaten the weaker. It's like a 10 fold increase. Society is crumbling & reverting to caveman behavior.
     
  10. AutoCascade

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    It must be nice to see your efforts turn into a positive.
     
  11. chrisretusn

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    Fun read. It's not just open-source though. Reading comprehension is a big problem overall. It's like some folks read with their eyes closed. ;)
     
  12. russ0408

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    I think these people are fan-boys of their specific distros. It's like on here when someone has a negative comment on their favourite antivirus software. There has been some classic wars in here when that happens.
     
  13. Robin A.

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    A common trait of we humans, rooted in our evolution. Known as "confirmation bias".
     
  14. SuperSapien

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    I completely agree with the article especially this " They should not be an exercise in RPM packaging, licensing restriction of the US Government and FTC, patent violations, software compilations, and operating system management." If Linux on the desktop is ever going to off the way its sibling Android has things are going to have to change drastically. Linux still isn't as easy to adopt as Windows or Mac OS is but speaking of Android there's a new version of it being developed right now called Remix OS check out this demo video of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA7UtwM9MRY
     
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