You've a lot of reasons to hate Notepad++



  • Add “for gay support”



  • Keep the gay propaganda all the time so that people don’t waste time.



  • So this latest 7.7 version seems to be “Gay marriage support edition”.
    I’m fine with the issue, but does it need to be advertised in the actual software? How about restricting it to just to website?
    I think I’ll find some other text editor that doesn’t virtue signal into my face.



  • @Cobra-Merde

    notepad++ is made by humans for humans, and not a corporate product.

    if any author wishes to say what’s on his/her mind, it is very welcome that they do so, as it prevents notepad++ from becoming a sterile piece of software, where no-one can identify himself/herself anymore.

    ps: if you feel agitated by the subtile rainbow chameleon at the “about notepad++” window, please don’t open it.

    many thanks and best regards.



  • @Meta-Chuh
    I didn’t know identifying himself/herself/zieself was a thing with a piece of software, nor that it prevents it becoming sterile (dunno what that means really and what’s the value in it).
    But sure, author is totally free to use his/her/zir software as a soap box for political messaging.
    I like my tools to be non-political, so I’ll look elsewhere. PSPad seems pretty nice.



  • @Cobra-Merde said:

    How about restricting it to just to website?

    Without meaning to offend anybody I second that.

    It seem to me that proclamation and propaganda in Notepad++ itself is something that contradicts with its “Advertisement free” policy.



  • @Cobra-Merde
    Personally, it doesn’t matter to me who belongs to “lgbt” … more important is the functionality and reliability of notepad ++



  • @pnedev said:

    It seem to me that proclamation and propaganda in Notepad++ itself is something that contradicts with its “Advertisement free” policy.

    Agreed. The author I guess is free to be a “supreme being” as far as his software goes, and define what is “advertising”, even if that definition is hypocritical.



  • @Alan-Kilborn

    don’t panic.

    this is neither advertising, nor does it mean that any of us is gay, lesbian, nerdy, straight, or a vogon from another galaxy.
    it’s just a kudos for everyone that stands up against any kind of suppression.



  • There are many sins of pleasing the body. Love is in thought.
    If you make the program free, then make it free, pure good. If you want to support your ideas as a program fee, then I’ll rather pay than support things that disgust me. The program fee becomes more expensive than the money option. Or rather completely incompatible with the ability to use. When you meet people you talk on topics that are interesting to everyone, the program helps and any person on the planet will say this, so leave it pure good. No need to add that you like to drink or smoke and impose your lifestyle. Do not you see that these are personal acts and they will not always be pleasant to others. It is better to boast that you donated money to children without parents.



  • Even though this

    I’ll rather pay than support things that disgust me. The program fee becomes more expensive than the money option.

    sounds a little bit homophobe, when I imagine @donho would release Notepad++ versions with racist, fascist or other mottos being discriminating against a certain group of human beings I wouldn’t be happy any more.

    Thus, I indeed support the demand for not spreading around political messages together with a software which should only be a useful tool.



  • I tried AkelPad. Here are my configuration files https://yadi.sk/d/t_pi5d23C7RqjA. I am glad that highlighting works with regular expressions. Made a black theme and added some lexers.



  • dinkumoil

    sounds a little bit homophobe

    God is homophobic



  • @AZJIO-AZJIO said:

    God is homophobic

    That’s blasphemy. Its getting worse …



  • Did you read the bible?
    1 Corinthians 6:9
    1st Timothy 1
    1 Peter 4:3



  • This is neither a political nor a religious forum. These types of arguments do not belong here. Even in this “reasons to hate Notepad++” topic.

    (I find the occasional political banners in Notepad++ an unwanted “feature” at best. But, honestly, if I avoided getting software from everyone I disagreed with, doing business with everyone I disagreed with, or talking with everyone I disagreed with, I’d be a software-less, buisiness-less, friend-less individual.)



  • @Meta-Chuh

    No one is panicking.

    No one claimed they were afraid of the advertisement turning them gay, lesbian, nerdy, or whatever the hell that last thing you listed is.

    Putting a banner on your software does nothing for a cause that nobody has suppressed in the last 25 years. I take that back, it notified some users to the kind of political beliefs you posses which is good info for any consumer to know. Even for software like this.

    The banner did nothing because being LGBT these days is not exactly a difficult thing to do. You are far more likely to get attention and a feeling of group identity, as opposed to any “suppression”, if you come out of the closet these days. Times have changed. It is now fashionable to be gay.

    This whole political statement tells you everything you need to know about the person saying it. They either miscalculate the numbers of people not of their ideology, something I see the left constantly doing, or more likely, think the other party is subhuman and not worthy of even debate, much less respecting them and their convictions as being held just as fervently and dearly as yours.

    They’re too busy signaling the other collectivists that they are good comrades.

    However, they’ve effectively cut their market share, voluntarily and solely due to their lack of business acumen. That is the main problem I have with it.

    I support gay marriage and have for quite a while. What I don’t support is developers and businesses telling me what they think about a subject they have no expertise in, like politics.

    it is such a strategically stupid thing to do with a razor-thin benefit on one side and cliff on the other, IMO.

    Keep politics out of your business and at least respect your clients beliefs, even if you disagree. Tolerance doesn’t mean acceptance but it also must be reciprocal. If you don’t your product will suffer. How much is debatable, but it will suffer. The market will shut all the political hacks up with the reality of competition, it always does, it is just a matter of time. And it will be a beautiful thing to see. The margins in tech have shielded many for a long time but that time is quickly coming to an end.



  • @misterkatanga

    Not sure whether you are trolling or not so let me ask:
    Did you actually read the whole thread from top to bottom?
    You answered on a direct answer from @Meta-Chuh to @Alan-Kilborn but I assume you didn’t check their relation and/or history, did you?



  • @Ekopalypse

    @misterkatanga has discovered our little secret. @Meta-Chuh and I are actually married! ;)



  • @Alan-Kilborn
    How could you be so careless? :-D


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