, dentaku wrote

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When us geeks complain it probably doesn't make much of a difference. Microsoft has grown immune to such things over the years unfortunately.

This is why I tell people to stop complaining. If you pick your battles, Microsoft will listen. If your complaints turn into a constant drone of negativity, Microsoft won't listen even when they should.

It's the boy who cried wolf, right? When WTWF complains about everything from ClearType to Start-menus to metro apps in general to even Vista's sidebar gadgets (that noone used) being deprecated in Windows8, it's hard to take any of his complaints seriously - even if the complaint is valid (statistically some of his complaints must be valid, just based on the sheer number of them). On the other hand, when Sven Groot complains about ClearType, his lack of general complaining means that people actually take notice.

This is why you need to be careful what you complain about. Be quiet and positive and people will sit up and pay attention when you speak loudly or are critical. If you're loud and negative all the time, people will tune you out and you'll never be heard, no matter how hard you stamp your feet.