You might forget that none of us actually build anything with Rhino - we spend our days sitting in front of compilers and email programs - so we NEVER see the problems you see.<
In a reply to another post, Brian from Mcneel wrote the above.
Surely there should be a group of “real” end users within the sphere of the company that are contracted to provide feedback to mcneel as they go about their jobs creating whatever it is they do…?
I understand that in part this is what you hope the people you sell the program to will do for you on these forums but feedback here is random in quality depending on the needs and levels of expertise of the users.
Supposing you contracted maybe 20 to 50 users in different disciplines among your user base to pass direct feedback to you, and whom you could also throw out stuff for discussion as you wanted?
You’d then get known reliable feedback from professional users, who would stay in the loop because you were paying (or otherwise rewarding them - eg free software etc) them to do so.
This might help you to narrow focus on problems or suggestions for change etc that have been flagged by users of the forum, and get specific feedback from trusted users.
The discussion of seldup (which is where the quote from Brian was posted) is a good example.
The original poster maintains that seldup sucks (which as it happens I also think it does).
There then follows discussion on what exactly is defined as a duplicate, both in strict code terms, and in real world terms.
Two circles at the same diameter and centre, but rotated slightly with respect to each other are not identical in “code” terms, but are identical in the “real” world.
So then, in my scenario, this dilemma would be posted to your contracted users, to each give real world feedback based on their experiences and needs.
So within a short timeframe, as well as the forum discussion, you’d have focussed feedback from your experts, and could move to implement changes to the tool or command that would be robust and considered, and likely to be the best solution to the problem.