GµårÐïåñ wrote:Matter of semantics
.. the terminology would degrade the scope, quality and intent of the tool.
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"dumb" it down (no offense intended, its the only word I could think of)
How about these: "Make it more accessible to a larger number of users?"
just so it appeals to people who don't get it, which mind you are the minority of the people who use NS not the majority.
True three or four years ago, perhaps, but a look at the questions posted on this board indicate growing numbers of lower-tech users. Which is a *good* thing.
Should only the elite be protected from Web dangers?
Why is NS free? Why has Giorgio spent so much time trying to port it to Chrome?
Because he wants it in the hands of as many as possible, to make the Net a bit safer for *all* of us, not just the high-tech.
I say if you are going to use a professional tool like this and took time to understand its usefulness, then get used to the terminology too.
What is so harmful about making the present terminology, which frankly is absolutely counter-intuitive to the non-tech user according to previous posts, more intuitive and simpler, so that far more people can have this protection?
said: You know that I respect your expertise, and I value your friendship. But statements like the above tend to give the impression that we want to "keep secrets" from those who do not live in the tech world, as you do.
Why is it a "professional tool"? Are only IT professionals supposed to use it? OMG,
I had better stop using ABE, stop using NS, stop moderating here, and get back to IE or AOL, as many non-professionals do.
One user accused this forum of "hiding things", for unknown motivation. If we charged for support, then maybe there is a motivation to keep one's "trade secrets". But I've spent a great deal of time trying to unlock those "secrets", which in the long run brings more safety to more people, and, selfishly, less work for us.
.. and been thanked for it many times, as this user kindly wrote
NoScript Quick Start GuideSite-Specific-Permission Questions? PLEASE READ THIS FIRST!Why must I "Temporarily allow all this page" REPEATEDLY?SOME SITES YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO ALLOWList of scripts for which NS runs surrogate
Incidentally, your documentation is nicely written, unlike what I have often encountered on too many occassions elsewhere. I appreciate your having taken the time to do so, as it makes it much easier to understand obviously, and it is more efficient.
All of these were posted in our private forum for discussion before being approved and posted publicly. I don't remember you objecting to any; on the contrary, I remember mostly support. (Won't bother to search through the discussions, unless you want me to.)
Should someone who does not know the mechanics of an internal-combustion engine, or of hydraulic dual-caliper disk brakes, not be allowed to drive a car?
No, the manufacturers label things in a manner that is easily understood.
"Gas pedal" or "throttle" instead of "Pedal to increase the amount of fuel-air mixture per cylinder, while simultaneously advancing ignition spark timing."
Should I do "Brake pedal", "Steering Wheel", and "Transmission" or "Shift Lever"?
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