Boredom Isa Smell

Boredom is a smell that you understand the problem well enough to automate a solution.

Recurring examples of this smell:
If you take this advice the wrong way, you'll end up GoldPlating, which is bad in different ways.
Moved from MakeTheGameMoreInteresting

In the spirit of http://www.greencheese.us/ExpandToContract [broken link]. In Go, but also in many other games, it's good to play in ways that lead to situations you've never seen before. You learn a lot, and you have more fun this way.


See also: AutomateBoredom, CodeSmells, LeaveWhenBored (meeting advice), contrast with comments in GoldPlating.

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