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leob

Well you're absolutely right that your click-baity title worked, because your post attracted a lot of views and comments. But at the same time I think it's off-putting to many people, which is a shame because I think the work you've done is very interesting. Anyway just my 2 cents, no worries :-)

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leob • Edited

Couldn't have said it better Rob Sherling, this is exactly the point - the project might be fantastic but someone with a negative or defensive attitude at the helm is going to put people off ... really what I'd sincerely advise is, flip the switch, lose the negativity, and the project might be doing well and might attract enthusiastic users and collaborators!

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Manuel Vila Author

Thanks, @leob , I got your point. I wish I could use a less provocative tone, but I feel this is a necessary evil to get this project off the ground. This is not the first I write about Layr (see my previous posts). I used a more consensual tone then, and it didn't work at all.

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leob

Well you're right about that and you absolutely do get attention this way - you see that people start discussing, no doubt about it. So well yes, maybe sometimes this is the only way ... but, now that you do have the attention, maybe you should consider trying to change the tone of the discussion - make it less provocative :-)

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Manuel Vila Author

OK. I'll do my best! :)

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leob

Haha good, you rock, you're a star!

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EmmyMay

The title can be click-baity but the content doesn't have to be.

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leob

True and that's the case, to a degree :-)