cordova-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Robert Posener <rposen...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Users mailing list
Date Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:30:59 GMT
The reason I brought up notifications about critical errors is that that is
NOT happening now.  There have been a number of instances recently, where
there has been discussion about regression errors that have not been
announced to the wider community (eg, via the blog) and cordova users have
been in the dark about for as long as 2 weeks before a patch release has
been issued.

By all means, use the blog for this, but DO IT... don't just say it could
be used for this.

Rob

Regards
*Rob Posener*
0419 012 627

On 30 April 2016 at 04:41, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:40 AM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:05 AM, Nikhil Khandelwal <
> > nikhilkh@microsoft.com> wrote:
> >
> >> 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.
> >>
> >>
> > I would love to suggest Stack Overflow only because social voting tends
> to
> > elect the most correct answer.  I personally hate mailing lists for
> trying
> > to figure out how to use something because the answer gets buried way too
> > deep. I think that the main reason I would like to see a user list is
> > because
> >
>
> because we get flooded with users on the dev list.  I should have finished
> this thought before skipping to the next one.
>
>
> >
> >
> >> 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.
> >>
> >>
> > Do we know which part of our docs are getting the most hits?  I honestly
> > don't think that generic announcements are the best way to reach out to
> > users, but that would mean that we change how we use the blog, and that
> we
> > decide on what content we should post to it.  Right now, I'm pretty happy
> > with it just being announcements.
> >
> > 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.
> >>
> >
> > That should be happening on this list, but this list gets flooded with
> > people looking for answers for their Cordova problems instead, which may
> be
> > why we need a users list, since we're already kinda fractured. :/
> >
> > -Nikhil
> >>
> >> On 4/29/16, 9:31 AM, "kerrishotts@gmail.com on behalf of Kerri Shotts"
> <
> >> kerrishotts@gmail.com on behalf of kerri@photokandy.com> 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 <
> >> jcesarmobile@gmail.com
> >> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> ​...
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>

Mime
  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message