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crazy webOS app reviews: Marriage Map [Aug. 7th, 2011|03:36 pm]
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Marriage Map (the webOS version of my same-sex marriage map) got a 1 star rating this morning, with the comment:
It is a shame that marriage is moving from the way God intended it to be. I pray for the souls of those who are blinded by their belief that same-sex marriage is right.

A few things spring to mind:
- Thanks for the prayers! (not intended sarcastically)
- I'm honestly confused about what would make this person happy. I'll presume that same-sex couples aren't going to be able to marry in this person's church anytime soon, so does he think they shouldn't be able to marry in anyone's church? Or is it just the fact that we're able to get hospital visitation rights and the like?
- I tried pretty hard to make the app "non-partisan", so I feel like he's kinda giving 1 star to reality. Although to be fair, I did make the states closer to allowing blue-greenish and the states that don't allow it reddish. (also, 0 of 3 people find the rating helpful, so yay!) I don't usually rate my own apps, but I made an exception in this case to balance it out a bit.

The webOS developer relations team has stated in the past that they're pretty resistant to deleting reviews/ratings unless they contain spam or profanity, so I'm not going to flag it. I guess it's not so bad, given that it's gotten 252 downloads (not great for a free app, but a decent number) and this is the first bad review that's still there.
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[User Picture]From: wonderjess
2011-08-07 08:43 pm (UTC)
yikes.
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[User Picture]From: flamingophoenix
2011-08-08 01:46 am (UTC)
Could you message him and say "Those of *your* 'persuasion' can use this map as an indicator of where not to go!"
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2011-08-08 03:23 am (UTC)
Nah, we don't have any way of getting in touch with reviewers. In this case, probably a good thing, as I'm sure we'd just get into an argument :-)
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[User Picture]From: andrewhime
2011-08-09 08:15 am (UTC)
I'm hoping that the increased availability of webOS will mean that these sorts of things get drowned out in a larger audience...
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