Damn, this is still goin strong. I love how I ghost the forums for a while, I’m talkin months, and every time I come back this is the one thread that is guaranteed to be crackin’ by way of comments, and always some lively ones too at that. There are times (ok almost all the time) where I feel the meme with the guy eating popcorn is so appropriate. I say this to keep things light-hearted, not to make fun of anyone for the passion they feel over this topic.
I guess I’m done being a wallflower and I’ll weigh in on it for what it’s worth (which is nothing because I don’t know d^&5 about S#*%, but it’s not like that’s ever stopped me, so here goes nothin).
Personally, I loved 3 pane and it was the only way I really rolled, granted I’m just piddling around due to being something of a technotrard, not nearly engaged in some of the high-level research or thought that some of you are, (which, I’ll be honest is one of the main draws for me personally, it’s what keeps me coming back for more, even if I’m not sure I know what more is, I like seeing what everyone else is using it for because it gives my basic bitch ass some solid ideas and starting off points for my basic bitch ass thoughts.), though I digress
“I’m not worthy”
If for no other reason than the fact this thread is still as lively as it is,
bring it back,
save yourself the headache, keep long term users for whom this is obviously a very big deal in the process, it’s a win win. The reluctance from an otherwise extremely responsive and helpful developer is what more than anything I have found to be baffling and I’d venture is the source of much of this threads occasional (permanent) saltiness.
Maybe I’m missing something here though since that hasn’t happened yet and I just don’t get it, what skin is it off your back to listen to the users like you have for all these years and implement this feature request (which you already know how to do, and do well so it’s not like you’re reinventing the wheel), instead of getting downright catty about it sometimes.
I get it’s not in your long term plans for the software, but so what if it’s literally the one knock that longtime users have been consistently airing about the software which I fuckin love, and so do they, that’s the real rub. It’s not criticism from people who don’t WANT to use the software, quite the contrary, it’s longtime users, or potential longtime users, but then again, it’s not my baby, and I’m certainly no programmer.
It’s not going to stop me personally from using it, but I’ve also learned multiple times in multiple ways through multiple contexts that nobody has a right to tell anyone one else how they should or shouldn’t do something, look at something, you name it, and like 99.9% of the squabbles I’ve taken such enjoyment in reading (I feel guilty, but I can’t stop watching at the same time), could have been avoided by simply acknowledging the fact that for the person making the complaint or the suggestion, it is a big deal, instead of immediately defaulting to mansplaining to them all the reasons why it’s not a big deal they’re just looking at it wrong…A little validation goes a long ways…at least that’s what a parking attendant once told me.
I don’t have any more right to tell someone else how they should be doing something anymore than I would want them to tell me how I should…maybe that’s a bad example since there’s a lot of times that I come to this forum for that very reason and very much do want that very thing, but still, I think most people will get my point.
People are attached to the way they do things and nobody likes the timesuck of having to learn new software or features which run totally contrary or counterintuitive to the way they’ve always done things, especially if they rely on that workflow to make their money, or progress their project or labor of love etc regardless of whether I agree with it or not, that shit is valid, otherwise I’m just kind of an asshole.
As someone who spent way too long in a service-oriented job, where i learned real quick there’s really no point in arguing things with the customer even if I feel that beyond a shadow of a doubt my way of looking at it is the only correct way, it’s so much easier and beneficial to all parties to just listen for a minute and give them what it is their asking for, which I’ve found is never really as unreasonable as we initially want to make it out to be at first.
It seems like such a simple solution and I don’t get why now, multiple iterations into DT3 it’s still a topic of conversation considering the fact I consider the folks at Devonthink to be top-notch as far as developers go…it’s starting to leave that sour taste in the mouth that seeing someone you respect do some really dumb or disagreeable shit, you know, the kind that you can’t unsee and/or they can’t take-back tends to have.
There’s my two cents for what it’s worth.