It always amazes me when people want to vote about something in a free software project and somehow imagine, that suddenly developers would follow that direction just because there is a majority of users voting for something.

Thing is: Most projects have few people who implements stuff, and as people in the kitchen will tell you: You get to eat what the cook likes, or you'll have to cook by yourself.

So everyone who insists on this, please pack your stuff and play democracy somewhere else.


By the way, before someone gets upset, I'm not saying votes are useless, but unless they are backed by the will to implement the change they are asking for, they are usually not worth the hassle or debate.

If you get the people together to change something, votes might be an option, but usually they are then just there to cement an existing will and not really expressing some will.

From devs, they are often helpful to get some picture about what people want, but don't read too much into it.

@sheogorath "so many more people would use this, if it worked like *other project*"

yeah, well...

@sheogorath I think it's partly because so many of us have learned that "freedom" == "US-style democracy", so we just can't understand how everything doesn't run(?) on votes and protests. Took me a long time to fully grasp the simple fact that if I don't write the code myself, then the code I want to see probably won't get written, and that's OK.

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