OK, the forum is coming..

Daniel Robinson dgrobinson at dgrobinson.com
Tue Jul 24 23:05:02 CEST 2007

Sorry, man, the ante is four cents.  :)

So much for a tidy email list of just serious, seasoned, developers.  Heh.

That sound you hear is one lip gloating....

On 7/24/07, Richard Reichenbacher <richard5 at email.arizona.edu> wrote:
> 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
> -----Original Message-----
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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
> Cc: Jacques Poulin; community at lists.openmoko.org
> 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?
> Andreas
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