Author Topic: AdBlock Plus: Taking a vacation from work with the community (with some remarks)  (Read 9553 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

doktornotor

  • Guest
On a demotivators note: https://adblockplus.org/blog/taking-a-vacation-from-work-with-the-community

A couple of recent threads here and a bunch of plain annoying posters here remind me that this observation is generally valid. If you want to get rid of people that help you for free, then:

- pissing them off by offensive remarks and unproductive ranting
- outright refusing the well meant advice with arguments similar to a scratched record despite the clear evidence in the contrary and despite your complete lack of expertise in that area
- jumping in here and posting about the same PEBKAC kind of problem that has been explained zillion times before without even searching and reading the help file (do not get me started with "Avast blocks my email" again)
- trolling in general

are "great" ways to achieve that. Do not see who is going to help you once the technically knowledgeable people get demotivated and leave.

RHarris

  • Guest
I completely agree. It's a real shame to see things like that - especially considering AdBlock Plus is one of my favourite extensions.

Too many people complain when something does not work, are not willing to do anything to help and do not bother saying thank you when an issue has been resolved  :(

Hermite15

  • Guest
a good tip is to avoid going after every new thread and help requests posted on the forums. This will drive you nuts if you do that ;) Be more selective, post for your own good first, you're not working for Avast so it's up to you to decide if an issue and a poster are worth spending time or not, if you're interested or not etc... we're not on a mission here ;D
« Last Edit: April 07, 2011, 12:16:45 PM by Logos »

Offline Asyn

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 75480
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
On a demotivators note: https://adblockplus.org/blog/taking-a-vacation-from-work-with-the-community

:(

a good tip is to avoid going after every new thread and help requests posted on the forums. This will drive you nuts if you do that ;) Be more selective, post for your own good first, you're not working for Avast so it's up to you to decide if an issue and a poster are worth spending time or not, if you're interested or not etc... we're not on a mission here ;D

+1 :)
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7253.B [UI.706] - Firefox ESR 91.9.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 101.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - Driver Updater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.0
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

doktornotor

  • Guest
Ultimate motivator... see you in a couple of days, guys.  :P

P.S. NSFW hi-res version on request.  ;D

Offline Asyn

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 75480
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
...see you in a couple of days, guys.  :P

cu, dok. ;)
asyn
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7253.B [UI.706] - Firefox ESR 91.9.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 101.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - Driver Updater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.0
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

koam

  • Guest
agreed

Hermite15

  • Guest

Offline Asyn

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 75480
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7253.B [UI.706] - Firefox ESR 91.9.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 101.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - Driver Updater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.0
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

sded

  • Guest
Generic helpers avatar

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 86524
  • No support PMs thanks
Unfortunately it is true that many people want everything for free, but aren't prepared to help resolve any problem that might rise.

We see it in many such forums including here, but unfortunately Wladimir was too open and accessible to these people who are happy/quick to whinge but aren't so quickly prepared to help.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 22.2.6003 (build 22.2.7013.717) UI 1.0.697/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security


Offline Asyn

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 75480
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
yeah thought so... guys like that should be banned instantly.

I'm thankful to whoever removed his tasteless comment in the Japan/Tsunami thread..!!
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7253.B [UI.706] - Firefox ESR 91.9.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 101.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - Driver Updater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.0
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

Hermite15

  • Guest
yeah thought so... guys like that should be banned instantly.

I'm thankful to whoever removed his tasteless comment in the Japan/Tsunami thread..!!


oh I haven't seen it

Offline Zyndstoff (aka Steven Gail)

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2604
  • I can resist anything except temptation.
    • tex62
yeah thought so... guys like that should be banned instantly.

I'm thankful to whoever removed his tasteless comment in the Japan/Tsunami thread..!!


oh I haven't seen it

Nothing missed, Logos.
7 x64 SP1, FF 8a Aurora, TB6, 6.0.1203 Free
Free MBAM Clear