OK, the forum is coming..

Richard Reichenbacher richard5 at email.arizona.edu
Tue Jul 24 22:43:05 CEST 2007

According to the wiki there's about 2300 phone orders and the number
increases every day.  There's some 75-100 people that have posted on the
wiki in the P1 owners category.  Given, not every developer has contributed
to the P1 owners page so there's probably about 300 people or so that follow
the wiki and haven't posted in it.  Leaving about 2000 orders to people that
don't follow the wiki and are probably not interested in developing.  If
they were interested in developing, they would follow the wiki as it is the
only source for finding development specs, cvs links, walkthroughs, etc.
That's a pretty large amount of people that are going to want help building
openmoko and flashing it to the phone.  I think a forum is a good idea for
now if anytime.  If we can show that there is a great support base available
for the phone this early on we can draw a much larger fan base later on.

Just my 2 cents

Richard Reichenbacher

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[mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Andreas Kostyrka
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 1:23 PM
To: Jonathon Suggs
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Subject: Re: OK, the forum is coming..

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Jonathon Suggs wrote:

> Well, I've said it before and I will say it again.  We are not wanting
> to kill the mailing lists!!!  We are wanting to supplement the mailing
> list with a forum.  I cannot see ANY reason why this would be a bad thing.

Well, it splits the community into two subcommunities. The number of
users that will bother to use both forms of communication will probably
be small.

Additionally there is currently no need for "customer"-level
communications at the moment. What will you answer? Considering the fact
that many features are still not completely stable, and many features
are completely missing. So what can you answer truthfully to some troll
that wants to know if the phone will support syncing with Outlook 97?
Will it support push mail? Is it better than the iPhone?

Bluntly speaking, creating an enduser support forum is something that is
the job of FIC, isn't it?

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