Talk:2342: Exposure Notification

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Is it dark mode as in low light UI or dark mode as in depressing? Or both 21:24, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

I think the title text is using the term "dark mode" not in the sense of UI design but rather that COVID-19 is "dark" and if the app were to have a mode that did what other apps did and gave notifications for potential exposures (bad news) that would be a "dark mode." I have refrained from putting this in the explanation for now as I am curious if there are other interpretations.Nk1406 (talk) 21:27, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

I see we were thinking the same thing. I will add it.Nk1406 (talk) 21:27, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Actually I don't think that's what he meant at all. That would mean the developer was listening to user feedback. It seems more XKCD-like (and funnier) if the developer completely misunderstood the request and decided to spend a bunch of time adding a dark mode instead of what the user actually wanted. I'll add that as a possibility. 15:47, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Sheesh, why dance around the point, say it loud and proud— ‘’dark humor’’ --WurmWoode (talk) 21:59, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

reminds me of people who would freak out when a financial audit report included the standard wording "We find no evidence of fraud ...." Cellocgw (talk) 12:31, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

What's this about Stack Overflow? A link to an explanation of what happened to alienate users might be useful. LtPowers (talk) 12:36, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

@LtPowers probably the mess when they tossed a moderator after she asked for clarification on some "don't be offensive" rule. (really, SO allowed groups dedicated to discussing the, ummm, finer points of interpreting religions, and then where "shocked, shocked, I tell you" to find that zealots had hissy fits) Cellocgw (talk) 13:29, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Huh. I thought SO was only for narrowly-tailored programming questions. Still, a link would be useful in the explanation, in case I wasn't clear. LtPowers (talk) 13:42, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
@LtPowers The Stack Overflow website is part of a broader collection of sites in the Stack Exchange Network, which has many sites dedicated to various topics related both to technology and other topics.Nk1406 (talk) 21:39, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
I removed that bit, as it just seems like random trivia. 20:49, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
I agree that it doesn't really belong in the explanation because it is quite a stretch to make a connection.Nk1406 (talk) 21:39, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

There is no indication that the app is accessing any medical records, so I removed that section. The same self-reporting techniques that work in a normal contact tracing app would still work in this app.Nk1406 (talk) 21:45, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

The dark mode comment could be about the actual dark mode, making a joke about how programmers don't actually respond to the user's wishes and also a joke about the fact that every app / OS nowadays needs a dark mode to be fancy.

Should there be a Category for "useless useful apps"? Barmar (talk) 15:36, 7 August 2020 (UTC)