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Started by MrPhil, April 29, 2010, 10:54:06 AM
Quote from: shentino on July 24, 2010, 11:39:41 PMWow, we're getting off topic again.Back to SMF being idiot proof, I think that basic sanity checking can go a long way.Like, for example, displaying a warning before implementing an IP ban that will affect the current user.
Quote from: MrPhil on July 22, 2010, 06:26:26 PMNow, can we talk about how to make SMF less vulnerable to, uh, "idiots"? And how to make it simpler and more straight-forward for unsophisticated non-programmers to use, while not crippling its power?
Quote from: DoctorMalboro on July 25, 2010, 10:19:57 PMQuote from: MrPhil on July 22, 2010, 06:26:26 PMNow, can we talk about how to make SMF less vulnerable to, uh, "idiots"? And how to make it simpler and more straight-forward for unsophisticated non-programmers to use, while not crippling its power?It's impossible... by coincidence you'll find an user that read the install instructions...Make documentation? Useless, if it has more than one paragraph most of them won't read it.Make videos? If it last more than 5 minutes everyone will skip it.Make audios? No-one would heard them.Make help tips? Most of the people find it extremely annoying.Make a SMF guide tour? I'm sure most of the users will skip it.It's hard to make people READ or PAY ATTENTION to something that's instructional (even i don't pay attention... ). So idiot-proof would be a miracle (from my point of view).
Quote from: shentino on July 26, 2010, 05:29:33 PMPersonally, I think that refusing to read documentation that's clear and well written should be considered suicide.
Quote from: shentino on July 27, 2010, 12:40:11 AMThat's cheating.Copping out and preventing idiots from using the software isn't the same as being robust.It's idiot immunity, not idiot prevention.
Quote from: Antechinus on July 26, 2010, 07:50:03 PMY'know I did suggest in the team boards once that we include an intelligence test in the installation pack. The plan was to weed out the idiots in advance.
Quote from: groundup on August 23, 2010, 10:18:13 AMWorking on the wiki