[maemo-community] Comments about the maemo brainstorm

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Fri May 8 11:50:06 EEST 2009
Hi there,

ext Henri Bergius wrote:
>>    *  Why not using the right column for Brainstorm navigation letting content start right below the header? Like
>>   we are doing elsewhere.
> Now it sits inside the Community hierarchy, meaning that the right
> column is filled with that stuff. But indeed, using the right bar
> would be a possibility if we decide that Brainstorm is more of "its
> own application" and not "just part of the site", meaning we can break
> from the mold in a few places.

We really need to promote this brainstorm once it is fit for the
purpose. No hurries, but I think this will be in the primary nav bar
just like Downloads, Talk or News.

>>     * Categories are important. I will provide a list.
> We copied a listing from Bugzilla but the config isn't installed on
> the live server yet. You can see it on
> http://internal.maemo.org/community/brainstorm/ though. But maybe
> there could be a more fitting list.

Ah, I didn't check the internal version. Anyway, I don't think the
Bugzilla categories translate since they are too specific (which is good
for bugs). We would heitage the end user unfriendliness, I'm afraid.

I looked more to
http://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Package_categories#New_list_for_Diablo and
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com to find more broad categories end users
would easily get.

Also there are things like Marketing, Devices or Accessories that we can
add, I think. Note that this is a community brainstorm and Nokia is one
of the intestested parties in the outcome, but not the only one. I'm
sure there will be users happy about postimng ideas on these areas and
why not, perhaps Nokia or someone picks on them.

>>     * Pictures should resize automatically.
>>     * Pictures can be uploaded in ideas (good) but they won't show up (bad).
> I think it would be better to have a upload field for images and other
> attachments than add them to content directly. What do you think?

Yep, much better.

>>     * A feature missing in Announcements that will be more missed here is the fact that all commenters (and
>> creators of solutions) receive notifications when others have commented to the idea, not only the poster of the
>> idea.
> Good idea, and should be reasonably easy to do.
> http://trac.midgard-project.org/ticket/1117


>>    * Any way to watch ideas and receive any updates happening to them? I'm thinking on e.g. Nokians
>> interested in following a specific Idea, even if it's not in the most popular.
>>    * Any way to watch a category and get a notification every time someone has posted a new idea or a new
>> solution in that category? I'm thinking of Nokia product managers.
> Every listing view has its own RSS feed. Just click the RSS
> subscription button in address bar.
> Would email notifications also be needed? If so, with what kind of
> subscription rules?

I think so, still plenty of people prefer to receive emails and is not
very familiar with RSS, or really prefers something pestering their mailbox.

What about

Watch idea: get emails for new solutions, new comments and change of status.

Watch category: get emails for new ideas. Optionally watch all new ideas

Quim Gil
open source advocate
Maemo Software @ Nokia

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