... It's a fair bit of work to do such a thing for one person, as everyone else regards the stockpiling as good fun and progress,...
You are wrong here. I would also like to have that option available (parameter controlled), even though I prefer the stockpiling.
So, you say I'm wrong in saying that everyone else regards the stockpiling as progress. I don't see thousands of people lamenting it as being a step backwards, but a step forwards instead. At no point did I say "Everyone likes stockpiling better".
Or am I wrong because I have said that altering the grf to put a parameter in is hard? I've coded GRF's, and it takes a damned lot of work and time. Happy for you, with all your coding knowledge to correct me.
I'm not wrong. There is HARDLY a flood of people moaning about the stockpiling. There is one user here who does not like it. Thats called "the exception to the rule".
Don't go around making such blunt statements like "you are wrong", unless you can back it up.
There are new comers to the game and kids. For these, it should be made easier. We should not only think of ourselves - experienced players but for noobs too.
You act like I don't know what a newcomer is? Gee, I'm sorry. I took the time to spell it out for said newcomer as gently as I could. It's a lot of work, and someone isn't going to commit to doing it for someone else, unless they or a group of the community sees it as worthwhile. If I'm so wrong, then find someone to sit down and do the work, or do it yourself. Won't go it? 'cause It's bloody hard work.
I suggest a poll.
Good. That'll achieve nothing, but good for you.
Of course Pikka has the last word and we respect his decision.
As I recall, he's already HAD his word on it. Unless someone puts up their hand to say "hey, I'll code the parameter in", there's no point.