[maemo-community] Encouragement to council candidates

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Sat Mar 13 00:21:04 EET 2010

> ----- Original message ----- 
> From: "penguinbait‎" <matthew at penguinbait.com>
> To: "List for community development‎" <maemo-community at maemo.org>
> Subject: Re: Encouragement to council candidates
> Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 16:00:46 -0500
>On 03/12/2010 02:51 PM, Dave Neary wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > penguinbait wrote:
> >
> >> Yes Tim but how often did you use the community forums for
> >> communication. The "community" forum section is where most of this
> >> discussion takes place now. This format is MUCH better than a blog
> >> format with comments no matter if council's official or personal blogs.
> >> Sorry if you feel the current council has let you down in some way, but
> >> I also encourage you to step up and run, rather than throw stones.
> >>
> > I really don't want to start Yet Another Talk vs Mailing List discussion.
> >
> > But I do want to point out that I don't see most discussion in the
> > community forum, and I doubt I'm alone in that. If the point of
> > community discussion is to involve the community, then holding "most of
> > this discussion" only on Talk is failing to achieve that goal.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Dave.
> >
> >
> To be clear, I was talking Community forum vs blog, I never mentioned 
> the list. Although I agree with Qole.
> I just would rather see council making announcemnts on "community 
> forum" over the Blog. The Blog format does not seem to elicit the 
> same type of community responses.
I can sure attest to that.  : (

The Council can't be expected to 
> post to the list, post to the forum and write blogs all about the 
> same topics. The list and forum redundancy is bad enough IMO.
> Matt Lewis

The sad part to me is that when it comes to ANYthing regarding the council there is low or no response no matter where the discussion takes place (this thread is a pleasant exception).  Look at Dave's election announcement post at tmo.  I've even bumped it a few times and it still gets cursory attention and little input from the community.  In fact, that's true of many community-oriented topics.  Ah, another challenge for the next council, whoever they turn out to be...


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