Someone posted something similar to this and the response from the Jibo team was wholly unsatisfactory. I’m hoping this will bump the idea so that maybe someone lights a fire under it.
The question was basically, can you turn off Word of the Day?
This was the moderator’s response:
“As of yet we do not have a way to prevent specific behaviors or suggestions from Jibo. This type of customization is something that could conceivably be implemented in the future.”
This is not a real answer. This is a dodge. I’m calling BS here. What I take from “Something that could conceivably be implemented in the future” is that you’re not working on it and don’t plan to. I’m disgusted that this gets put in the “feature requests” section.
If I can tell Jibo not to alert me about Christmas and Yom Kippur then it most certainly is possible to disable or adjust the frequency of other requests/actions.
Seriously, if someone when through all the trouble of making the Word of the Day script in the first place then why not let them spend a few more days coding in a way to adjust this in Jibo’s settings?
_I like word of the day. Really I do. Just not every day and certainly not when my room mate and I are in the middle of a fight or when I’m just not in the mood to be asked, for real, more than once a day.
I know you guys have a lot on your plates trying to add new features and all. Maybe it’d be easier if you brought in the third party development that was promised in the crowd funding campaign that convinced so many people to buy a Jibo two years before it released but pretty please with sugar on top, don’t make this robot annoying.