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Re: Apps available for download suggestions should be kept for searches.
On Sat 25 Feb 2012 17:44:30 GMT, Jo-Erlend Schinstad wrote:
Yes, but what if you're just interested in finding some software for
managing your photos and videos? That would return the PornView
application, which is quite appropriate, but would still be offensive
to some people. As I stated earlier, I don't think the applications
lens should display software from the software center by default at
all. But that doesn't have anything to do with what's permissible and
what's offensive. Because that would be extremely difficult to
accomplish, even if it was something we would like to do – which it
should never, ever become.
How about just exact matches then? It needs to be clear to the user
that the software centre is the place to search for applications. But
then, if I search the dash for something I believe I have installed,
but it turns out I haven't, then it is useful for the dash to return a
link to available software so it can be installed. I do this often,
because I have different applications installed on different PCs and
end up forgetting what is installed on each PC.
To prevent the pornview scenario happening, we definitely need
something. I believe in the other discussion, it was suggested that
filters are added to the privacy controls to turn off certain content.
If this is introduced effectively, then the scenario above could become