Recently, the more features and fixes I’ve been doing to Mast, the more 1-Star reviews I’ve been getting from people thinking that if they do that they can somehow blackmail me into adding a little change they wanted too. It’s horrible and seriously impacts a lot.

@JPEG The person I share an office with makes games and apps for iOS, and we sometimes read the 1-star reviews out of bemusement. One of the things they realised, is that there will always be disgruntled people, you can't always make everyone happy, so it's not worth losing sleep over.
Take valid feedback into account, but don't bother trying to "win back" 1-star reviewers, just make the best app with the energy you can afford

@gaeel That’s very true. A lot of it is poured out by someone in a state of confusion or rage, and directed at the wrong thing or person.

@Ventronik sorry, I don’t get it? How can I finish them?

I was making a joke. You said start instead of star. 🍍

@Ventronik haha, sorry. What a mistake. A typical don’t drink and toot situation from my side

@JPEG The Apple App Store and Google Play Store are filled with the most garbage reviews. You'll see someone give an app a 1 star review because it's missing one tiny feature or because of a service that isn't even related to the app (for example, rating a stores app 1 star because a package arrived late). I wish Google/Apple would moderate reviews. Way too much incompetence.

@danwalsh That’s true and very valid! A lot of it is directed in the wrong place or to the wrong person. You’ve hit the nail on the head.

@JPEG that’s so awful😞 don’t let it get to you man, you’re doing a wonderful job!

@JPEG fwiw I just went and gave it another 5 star to help counteract that. Really want to see you keep pushing it forward and happy about working on it!

@danvpeterson That’s very kind of you, I appreciate that a lot. Thanks you!

@JPEG happy to help and looking forward to the update to reverse the load more position! (notice me sneaking in my own pet feature request in a Toot instead of a store review 😉)

@danvpeterson Uploading it right now! Should be available this weekend hopefully.

@JPEG I particularly dislike the ratings for what the app 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯’𝘵 do and 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 promise to do.

@nicktmro Those are pretty annoying, as it's not even being rated on what it is, but what it could have been.

@JPEG 90% of foss users are shit, just as 90% of everything is shit. Those other 10% are lovely though.

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