Ok, I will cede that such things may have a similar impact and may be what that poster was saying. But if you combine what that post said with the general "The devs never listen to us and the things we want fixed won't be fixed" attitude it seems many in the community adopt, it can be seen how I came to the conclusion I had posted.
I'm not faulting you for coming to that conclusion here. Well, I guess technically I am, but I don't think it's a strike against your character or anything. Just a misunderstanding.
In general, I suspect that people use the word "devs" as a generalized term for the "people in control of what happens to the game." I don't think they usually mean say, the little guy that's got to code all of the item logos. To them, "dev" might mean anyone all the way up to Tanaka (or higher than him, even). Just the people who develop the game, in the loosest possible sense. I know that I sometimes use the word like that. Like it's a synonym for SE.
That's my guess, at least. But all in all, there's just a lot of general frustration here. I wouldn't be shocked to see people lashing out in a lot of arbitrary directions.
Edited, Oct 7th 2010 6:53pm by Eske