Under the Hill

so tired…

No Brainstorm for you today, dear Pidgin community

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A few days ago some of the Pidgin developers, after complaining about the lack of interaction with their users a few days earlier, announced there now was Brainstorm available, a way for users and the community to interact with each other and vote for the most important ideas to implement in the application. I actually didn’t pay too much attention until their blog told me the service was switched off again. Reasons were not given, only the link to the mailing list (which I don’t read very often) was given.

A few hours later we were told to “Disregard that last post…” as the service was switched on again, or at least we were supposed to be able to vote for something.

Another 58 minutes later there was a long post about how this kind of Feedback actually would hurt the community.

Basically I don’t have a clue what was going on here, but obviously something went a tad wrong. There seems to be a fight going on about it, but as I don’t read the mailing list I have no clue what the status now is. I mostly got interested in it because of the Monty Pythonesque way all those posts were cancelling each other out one after another. Which could mean that the developers have a healthy taste for the Pythons’ humor, or maybe not.

Written by G. Neuner

5. January 2009 at 2:56 am

Posted in Computer

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  1. Just for the record, the order went:

    * Service turned on.
    * Brainstorm announcement (Casey’s blog)
    * Disregard that last post… (Kevin’s blog)
    * Developers in general decided they would rather implement voting in trac (Kevin’s blog)
    * Casey Ho’s “No more brainstorming” post.

    The times for the posts are different because Casey and Kevin are in different timezones.

    Unfortunately, the reality of it is not really as Pythonesque as you try to frame it.

    Paul Aurich

    6. January 2009 at 3:24 am

  2. I don’t know some moments of this post..

    jason kenny

    17. January 2009 at 2:34 am

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