Who was it that said controversy is a good thing? Was it the guy who no longer works here because most of the community was not satisfied with his work? I believe so...
-Controversy is a good thing if we are unified in our message
-Controversy is POISON if it divides the community
At the time of this message, 68% of voters think Bingo is a bad idea. Please don't make the wrong decision. If it will only take 80 hours to implement, instead, try using those hours on tooltips, help messages, a help section in the menu bar. Even something simple like a link to the bitshares wiki would be useful. Better yet, link context based help messages to appropriate section in the wiki. What the hell do all those voting options means? Well gee, how about a link to voting explained section in the wiki? This ISNT rocket science....
Imagine if BitShares was TurboTax. Do you think Intuit would take a dump without any help messages and expect to keep their customers? Surely you can do your taxes from the command line, why wouldn't anyone want to do that? You can Google your way to the answer, if you don't get distracted by a competitor along the way.
I'm a few versions back, so some of these points may be out of date. But last I checked, the market was still....how do you say 'not sexy.' Like a fat old toothless hag. I want a smooth seamless trading experience like Bter. That alone will bring more gamblers to our system than some shitty bingo game. I like bingo. But I don't want it on BitShares when basic functions are lacking. Where are multi-tabbed markets?? I can't trade GOLD, EUR and USD at the same time. Where is the common panel where I can see all my feeds? Traders need to trade in multiple markets at once - and they need to see when prices move in one common dashboard type panel that's available from everywhere in the app. Traders need to get in on the action as soon as the price moves. They can't (and they wont) be bothered clicking back and forth all day. If it takes 5 clicks to go from one market to another, no one will do it except the religious. Online poker players don't play on one table at a time, and neither do traders. Multi-tabbed markets will bring move volume than some controversial gimmick. Minimizing the amount of button clicks needed to perform functions is UI design 101.
We are getting sharedropped by PLAY. Why disrespect their community with this idea? Let them handle gaming.
Its quite amazing all these brilliant ideas that went into BitShares, while the basics keep getting fucked up. It doesn't matter how far ahead of the curve it is, as long as BitShares can't get the basics right, it will remain a toy for overgrown children, and not a serious investment for mainstream adoption. If its not easy, no one will use it except the people already using it.