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Re: Many hands make light work: what can we do to get 10 minutes of your time in 2016?
- Subject: Re: Many hands make light work: what can we do to get 10 minutes of your time in 2016?
- From: ledger-smb-users <..hidden..>
- Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2016 01:52:25 +0000
That goes back some 1 or 2 years.
We have been discussing the problem at that time, so I'd like to refer
to that exchange, if you still can dig it up from your archives.
It had something to do with marking a lot of accounts payable to be
paid, something like that. Things were marked paid by default upon
entering the screen.
I think that was a bad design decision. It would have been better if
there were (maybe there is now) a button to mark everything, so at
least the user is asking for some action, and hopefully is conscient of
that, before pressing enter. I just was 'assuming' pressing enter would
get me out of that screen as I hadn't filled out any boxes, commands or
However, disaster was the result. :)
If I remember right, your response was something like, yeah, you get
that when you press enter in that screen and then offered some database
commands that might help, or should help, if properly entered.
That's where I realised that databases are nice, but if one doesn't
know exactly how they work and are built up, like me, then one can
seriously screw things up, beyond repair, diy-wise that is.
So I went back one step and started using another 'solution' which
maintains the whole database in readable text. Usable for me, probably
not for the majority of the LSMB-users.
By now probably things have changed in LSMB in that maybe there is a
confirmation step now, but I'm sure I would find another way to
do something seriously damaging to the database.
Then there was the install procedure which was really some excercise in
self-torture for a diy-er... I'm happy to hear that things are going to
improve, or already have.
Thanks for introducing me to accounting however, I learned a lot of
I wish you good luck with the project and your business.
Oh, and a happy new year full of blessings of course.
On Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:41:54 +0100
Chris Travers <..hidden..> wrote:
> Hi Ario
> Thank you for your feedback.
> If you could share details of what workflow created an undesired
> result, that would be much appreciated. The only ones I can imagine
> affecting 3000 transactions require several additional confirmation
> steps. It seems maybe your experience is different so I would like
> to hear.
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 1:40 PM, ledger-smb-users <
> ..hidden..> wrote:
> > If the design of the GUI wouldn't have been such that I can mess up
> > 3,000 transactions with one simple return, without entering any
> > other actions/modifications in any field, and without LSMB asking
> > me if I'm sure about affecting 3,000 transactions at one time, I
> > might still have been using it.
> > So, no, I'm afraid I can't contribute.
> Well if you can answer the above request for more information, then
> you will have. :-)
> Best Wishes
> Chris Travers
> > Thanks,
> > ario
> > On Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:11:05 +0100
> > Erik Huelsmann <..hidden..> wrote:
> > > Maybe you're a happy or even long-time happy user of LedgerSMB.
> > > And maybe you're mostly satisfied with the application. Satisfied
> > > enough so you didn't have to interact much with the project. Not
> > > even to file bug reports.
> > >
> > > If you are that user, then this question is probably for you! As
> > > they say "Many hands make light work" and there's lots of work to
> > > be done in the project! For those who shudder at the thought of
> > > having to write code, fear not! There's a lot more to be done
> > > than writing code and other complex "nerdy" stuff.
> > >
> > > Examples of smaller tasks:
> > > * Contribute your testimonial to the website
> > > * Write a review on SourceForge
> > > * Add content suggestions to the project website
> > > (http://ledgersmb.org)
> > > * Sending your user-experience to the developers so we can
> > > improve on it
> > >
> > > Examples of bigger tasks
> > > * Translate the project to your language
> > > * Document your workflows and publish them for others to benefit
> > >
> > > Of course there are lots of other tasks to be thought of as well.
> > >
> > > If every user spent 10 minutes every year giving to the project,
> > > our task would get a lot lighter! So, this is a solicitation for
> > > feedback: what do we need to do to enable you to spend 10 minutes
> > > on LedgerSMB in 2016?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Have a safe year-end and a happy and healthy 2016!
> > >
> > >
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