來自Grooveshark的回信

作者: Jas / 發表於 2008-06-10

前幾天,我在介紹TinySong這個提供線上音樂短網址服務時,曾提到一個因為將「Taiwan」列為「Taiwan, province of China」而不推薦使用的線上音樂社群Grooveshark

當時,我是這麼寫的:

早先我曾想過要寫一篇關於Grooveshark的介紹,但試用之後,便打消這個念頭,同時也不推薦台灣的網路使用者來使用,並不是因為它不好用,而主要是因為:在我所試用過的眾多新型態網路服務裡,它是極少數依然將Taiwan列為Taiwan, province of China的死硬網站(就是說,當我發現國家選項裡找不到台灣,而只有中國台灣,並且寫信去抗議要求更正,結果石沈大海的那種網站)。

via TinySong:搜尋、分享線上音樂短網址

把它解讀作Grooveshark對所有台灣網路使用者的公開信,或許是更有意義。

然而,就在今早,我收到一封來自Grooveshark的回信。我把信的內容全文轉載如下:

Hi Jas,


First off, thank you for your feedback. Your e-mail was very well thought-out, intelligently presented, and respectful. Hearing your thoughts on Grooveshark really means a lot to us, and for that I thank you.

I'm also sorry to hear that the Taiwanese listing in the registration process offended you. This was by no means deliberate, nor even a conscious decision on our part. We use a third-party library to populate all of the country listings, and wherever we got it from obviously has an incorrect listing for Taiwan.

I've alerted our developers of this, and I'm sure it will be corrected in a future version of Grooveshark. Although I can't give you an exact date, we'll figure it all out at some point.

Thanks again for your feedback, Jas; as I said, it means a lot to us to hear from you. If you ever have any other questions, suggestions, requests, bugs, or anything else, please don't hesitate to e-mail me.

Regards,

Ben Westermann-Clark
Community
http://listen.grooveshark.com
http://twitter.com/grooveshark

Grooveshark在信裡說明了:由於直接套用 third-party library 而造成這樣的疏失,但,無論如何Grooveshark都承認將「Taiwan」列為「Taiwan, province of China」是一項顯而易見的錯誤。

看完信,點進Grooveshark,發現註冊表單裡的國家選項已經明確地列出「Taiwan」,也就是說我必須收回之前的話,同時也在這裡澄清:Grooveshark與其它極少數依然將Taiwan列為Taiwan, province of China的死硬網站完全不同,Grooveshark願意傾聽,同時也樂於從善如流,給予台灣網路使用者應有的尊重。

這封來自Grooveshark的信,雖然是一封回覆我早先寄去反饋抗議的個人信,但,讀完信的全文,覺得把它解讀作Grooveshark對所有台灣網路使用者的公開信,或許是更有意義。

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