Re: Close/Exit Votes

Subject: Re: Close/Exit Votes
From: Scott Bingman (
Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 20:17:44 CDT

Michael Leddy wrote:

> <snip>
> Think in terms of sitting down to have a drink. I wouldn't want a bartender
> to presume to serve me another drink, without asking, just because I've
> finished the one I had. That, to me, is the equivalent of 1751. I wouldn't
> mind the bartender asking me if I wanted another drink (analogous to 1911).
> But I would prefer just to decide on my own whether to order another drink
> (analogous to 1909). Given how quickly AbiWord starts up, I don't see any
> great difficulty with closing and starting up again if necessary. (It's not
> like trying to get the bartender's attention.)
> But since different users have different ideas of what's intuitive (and have
> argued thoughtfully for them), allowing a preference seems the best way to
> go.
> Cheers,
> Michael
Wow, you must be a tough customer, you walk in and the bartender gives
you a drink (water mind you, not anything more specific). Then when you
finish your last drink (not after you drink each drink) he offers you
another water (1751). You haven't exited the building, you just finished
your last drink. He is wetting your whistle, and you're unhappy. Now you
could, by agreement, not get that last water (e.g. 1751 preference
setting) and the bartender would kick you out.

What everyone else expects when they finish drinking is to exit the
building. They want to enjoy the water the bartender gives them (1751),
and it might remind them of that drink they hadn't tried before, and
order another.

What they are getting now is a bartender who offers the first water, and
when they finish drinking, they get kicked out if their glass goes empty
(1909). Pretty rude bartender if you ask me!

Scott Bingman

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