Software phenonenon where bogus features are added intentionally?
February 9, 2013 2:05 PM Subscribe
When you intentionally add bogus features that are expected to be struck down, what is this called? The features are added to serve as a target for criticism and preserve the rest of the software.
posted by WCF to technology (9 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I read somewhere about a software philosophy where people will criticize elements of the software in order to feel like they are making a contribution to the group, even if the software doesn't necessarily need changing. To counter this, programmers will add in bogus features that they know will be the target of criticism in order to preserve the rest of the software. I saw a Wikipedia page on this, but I can't remember what it is called. Can anyone help?