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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.

Jo-Erlend Schinstad

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 a non-issue.

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