"Is there something I'm missing?", as in, "Do I have all the settings
correct?", "Did I install all the proper plug-ins, etc?", "Did I miss a
configuration page / option?", "Did I miss seeing a current incompatibility
list for the current beta release?" That kind of thing.
See, I think that what you did was look at my comment from a cynical
perspective, as if I were saying, "Hey, why doesn't this stupid software work
100%?" Now, that type of cynical perspective seems to be pretty common
amongst a lot of newsgroup posters. Me, on the other hand, I tend to take a
comment like, "Is there something I'm missing?", to be literal, and from a
more objective basis. That way, these newsgroups serve a purpose; I tell you
what I'm seeing, you tell me what you're seeing, we tell each other what
works and what doesn't. The process evolves towards a better product which
results in a better experience. If we don't behave in that fashion these
newsgroups devolve into people calling each other "Stupid." And, certainly,
no body wants that. ;-)
> "ddwsuperpaw" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > Gordon and Leonard,
> > Give me a break here. I understand it's a Beta. That's why I reported
> > the
> > issue. Get it? It's a beta TEST. The TESTERS are supposed to notify the
> > developer of any and all operational issues. That's your job as a BETA
> > TESTER. Read up on it, it's fascinating.
> So why add the "is there something I'm missing"? That's a comment that would
> be made by someone who doesn't know what Beta software is.