TechConnectify@mas.to - Oh my gosh I just figured it out.

Okay, all you open source evangelist people: your knee-jerk reaction to come at people who are talking about a problem with whatever commercial software they use and suggest Your Favorite Alternatives™ is exactly like saying “why don’t you just buy a house?” to someone complaining about their landlord.

TechConnectify@mas.to - Actually, to borrow from @DoubleA, it’s worse than that.

It’s like talking to someone who is in a crappy apartment as though they have the agency and skills to stake out a plot of land and build their own home.

You have to be at peace with the fact that some people just want to exist and not worry about so many things. And they still have a right to complain about their situation.

Link to thread: https://mas.to/@TechConnectify/111539959265152243

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    8 months ago

    Ah yes, put your problem out in the internet, then get befuddled when people suggest solutions. Classic.

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      8 months ago

      If they ask help with a problem in software, then telling them to switch to a completely different software is never a solution.

      If the software is forced by the company they work for, then they do not have a choice to install a different one.

      So stop looking at problems from only your perspective.

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      But they are not solutions to the problem. They are asking you to fully abandon the problem and tackle a completely new set of problems.

      The most annoying part is that they know this, they just want to signal their own moral superiority.

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          “Hey, so my car is making a weird noise” “Just go out and get a different car then”

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            No, not at all. More like, if your car is broken you could also ride a bike, or walk, or take a bus or a cab or a train or an airplane. Sometimes it’s helpful to have solutions presented that you didn’t even think of. Like how you assumed that the only way to deal with a broken car is to fix it or buy a new one. That’s not true at all, and I’m here to help you explore all the ways to solve your problem, not just the ones at the top of your mind at the moment.

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              Yeah but I wanted my car fixed. Sure I’m riding my bike while it’s broken, but I want to fix my car.

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            “Hey so my free car that was built and maintained entirely by volunteers who received no financial compensation and was provided to me no strings attached is making a weird noise and I don’t want to learn how to fix it myself nor am I willing to wait for someone else to fix it, nor am I willing to even tell the car-builders it has a problem.”

            In this context suggesting they complainer pay for a car doesn’t sound so crazy?

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              No you have it backwards. More like

              “hey, this car I bought for a couple grand is being fucky”

              “nah man fuck buying a car. Leave that one in the ditch out back, and start driving this one my buddies made and have been fixing for years. Yeah it breaks a lot but hey it’s free. Oh you wanna keep using your old car, you just need an oil change? Bitch, what did I say? Use mine.”

              Oh yeah btw, that new car, gas and brake are reversed. Nonono it’s ok just get used to it or you’re a dumbass

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      Ah come on, don’t tell me you’ve never ranted on the internet, with no interest in a solution, just to rant