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Re: [Launchpad-users] Are team polls worth keeping?

On Mon, 2010-11-15 at 22:51 +0000, Shane Fagan wrote:
> > > I believe team polls have failed and are dying.
> Ive never seen them being used personally. Id suggest if its not harming
> anything by keeping it in just leaving it as is. Having an extra feature
> never hurts. 

Actually, It always hurts. It is always bad:

     1. The bad UI experience reflects poorly on all Launchpad.
     2. A user tried to mess with URLs to avoid the UI and caused an
        oops. I spent a couple days fixing an issue that I personally do
        not think should ever have been a priority. Certainly there are
        at least a 1000 more important bugs than the oops, but we
        believe oopses are always I high priority.
     3. Pages are slower to load because the application looks for poll
     4. We must update the code as libraries and infrastructure changes.
     5. We need to triage and retriage all the poll bugs.
     6. We need to answer user questions on Lp Answers and IRC.

It is better that Launchpad provides 5 really great features than to
provide 10 mediocre features. I prefer to remove the feature, but if the
community believes that it is important, we might work on this in the
upcoming Launchpad bugjam to close as many bugs as possible in a week. I
cannot foresee this feature being compelling in the net two years
without a contributor dedicating time to it.

The situation is eloquently stated by Antoine de Saint-ExupÃry

        A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is
        nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take

__Curtis C. Hovey_________

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