@Tom4hawk Well, a number of reasons, in my opinion:
1. most friends don't actually compliment one another in detail very much because it's a bit embarrassing
2. if you think someone's great at something, you may not feel close enough to them to tell them that without it feeling creepy, even if you are acquainted
3. being complimented is nice. It's a good pick-me-up for someone to hear nice things about themselves without having to worry about ulterior motives
The tbh app basically has you add your friends and then asks you questions like: who's really good at being a friend? You choose someone, and it tells them someone said it about them, but not who did. Anonymous compliments. One of the few apps I know which actually tries to create a positive vibe. It has a network problem, though; most people aren't on it. I wonder if a similar thing could work where your friends are those you follow and are followed by on Mastodon? Could be lovely.
Random idea for an app: Tinder for cocktails. Show someone a cocktail -- nice picture, short description -- and then swipe left or right. Attempt to learn the sorts of things they like, and tune stuff you show so they'll like it more, and have a list of "stuff I swiped right" which you can try out in the next cocktail bar you're in.
@mairin Are you proposing to include some stuff on not only how it might get fixed, but how we convince everyone that it's fixed once it is? That seems important to me ("open source is crap at UX" has the status of a meme which can't be argued against these days, in my experience, and it makes me sad) but it might be outside the scope of what you plan to talk about? I mean, Fedora and Ubuntu have had design teams for ages, but I can't convince anyone this is even the case...
massively annoyed with Gtk. Why can't I put box-shadow on loads of things? ListBox: nope. EventBox: nope. TreeView: nope. Entry is fine. And CSS applies to these things; I can set borders and background colours, but if I set a box-shadow, it's just not there. There is no indication of why this is, or anything. I've got plenty of margin room for it to show up in.
Baffled. How do I apply a drop shadow to a Gtk3 TreeView? If I set box-shadow in CSS it applies the shadow to each row in the TreeView. And I can't just put the TreeView in a Box and put a shadow on the Box, because Boxes aren't visible. This is really annoying!