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Cake day: April 9th, 2021


  • Sorry for such a late reply.

    I’m not sure if I’m part of this big exodus or not. I’ve been toying with the idea of migrating this comm for months, as is focused on open source and privacy while is focused on sciences. It’ll be more discoverable there, it’ll be easier to access it across the Fediverse, and it’ll be easier to be on the same page as the admins when it comes to the rules.

    The straw that broke the camel’s back, for me, was not even politics. Or even which sort of content they allow/deny in their instance. It was how they handled another community; it shows that they’re completely unprepared as a team to handle users in an acceptable way.

  • Yup. Google consistently gets rid of features or services that it deems unprofitable. And that’s fine, really - as long as you don’t pretend that you’re doing it for the users.

    To be fair in modern phones there are some features that if removed would make the user experience better.

    I hear ya - for example, the SIM toolkit being able to send you pop-ups (phone providers use that to spam the users).

  • We’re removing some underutilized features in Google Assistant to focus on delivering the best possible user experience.

    Is this the non sequitur used nowadays to explain removal of features? “We’re removing it to give you a better experience”??? That’s bloody hilarious.

    Be honest at least dammit. If you don’t want to maintain a feature, because it’s against your best interests, say so. Users are not stupid, and should not be implied to be stupid with this idiotic “it’s for you lol” discourse.

    (I don’t even use Botnet Assistant.)