I was recently contacted by a fairly large GroupWise 8 customer about the “Auto-Accept Appointment” behavior that was added to GroupWise 8. Prior to GroupWise 8, if I sent an appointment and included myself in the attendees, I would either have to create a rule to accept my appointment, or I would have to manually accept it myself. With GroupWise 8, this was changed to automatically accept the appointment if I sent it to myself.
Now, while this is an okay functionality for me personally, it has caused quite a stir among some of my customers. We’ve put together a quick poll to see what your thoughts are regarding this feature. Please take the quick poll at http://www.caledonia.net/blog and also comment here with why you chose the answer you did. Why do you like this? Why do you hate this? It’s important for you to comment, because just saying “I hate it” isn’t enough to get Novell to address the issue. The Novell engineers will need to have a better picture of “why” this is a problem for your organization in order to possibly reevaluate this change.
My opinion remains the same: Do not change an existing default behavior unless it becomes a selectable option. It would have been just fine to change this if the behavior could have been managed by a simple options entry.
What do you think?