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From Nikhil Khandelwal <>
Subject Re: Users mailing list
Date Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:05:55 GMT
I’m hearing two purposes of a user list:
- Key announcements
- Self-help for users

I’m not totally convinced that slack + stack overflow are not sufficient for finding resources
& common answers for cordova issues. Creating another channel will just fragment the community.

FWIW, our blog got about 50K pageviews for all blog entries (and blog listing) in the last
month or so. That’s very low compared to over a million hits on our docs. I agree that we
need to find better ways to reach out to users with key announcements. Perhaps the blog needs
to be improved – write more engaging content, find opportunities for guest posts (cross
posting – Raymond?), have an option to subscribe for notifications to it. We’ve added
disqus to our blogs already – but we need to probably route the disqus comments to the “dev”
list or slack to ensure enough people get to see it and we respond to those comments.

On a related note, we might want to consider a user list for plugin developers. In particular,
we need to have conversations and discussions about breaking changes, design discussions etc.
with this highly important, smaller target audience. There is no targeted forum for these
developers currently. 


On 4/29/16, 9:31 AM, " on behalf of Kerri Shotts" <
on behalf of> wrote:

>Thought I'd throw in my 2¢ worth:
>- If a user list is created, I'll gladly participate.
>- Having a Cordova-branded user list could be useful from a "branding"
>perspective. The Adobe Forums are "PhoneGap" branded, and the Google Group
>is named "phonegap" (although the welcome text makes clear that it is for
>both environments). Personally, I don't have a problem with the difference
>in branding, but for newcomers, I'm sure it raises a few questions ("why am
>I going to a phonegap group for a cordova question?").
>- As for the blog, as much as I like that the announcements show up there,
>not everyone is into feed readers (for whatever reason. I'm not one of of
>them -- I'm a feedly addict). For those who prefer email subscriptions, a
>user list for announcements would be handy.
>- Google Group is still going, but activity is falling off as people
>discover the Adobe Forums. The group may need to become r/o at some point
>in the future, especially if use declines to next-to-nothing.
>- Getting people to read is always the catch -- they just don't. Sometimes
>I'm guilty of the same. Human nature, I suspect!
>​~ Kerri​
>On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 9:26 AM, julio cesar sanchez <
>> wrote:
>> ​...

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