closed threads because "it was tried and failed before"
This is about a discussion I started (and seemed I re-took from a old discussion without knowing it)....entitled: "does forums that rank usefulness of responses work better"?
And it got closed because such administrator observed the topic was discussed before and implemented and failed!
I think that is just stupid! One thousand times is at least the number of FAILED attempts before the light bulb was invented, isn't?
It was also argued that because it was unlikely that such ranking system were implemented the thread should be closed...I still do not see the logic of this argument. Since when, canonical commits to implement whatever a thread concludes? what is wrong with thinking about it, and maybe, coming with a better implementation that possible could be taken by future distros.
Open source is not about software, it is about free communication of ideas. That a group of people, that as large as it might be *does not represent the whole community*, closes a thread because they think is not fruitful, is beyond *embarrasing* to an open source-driven forum.
This complain is not about my thread in particular, it is about how this administrator thought he/she was doing the right thing by closing the thread...that is inadmissible in this forums...
Threads have a *natural way of closing themselves out* by people *choosing* not to write on them.
Ubuntu forum's administrators: you dissapointed me today!
Philosophy doesn't get the work done...the success of Linux Community resides on its ability to listen to the people's demands and transform them into software faster/better than the alternatives