Monday, 13 May 2013

RE: Should we sunset brainstorm.ubuntu.com?

E) Ubuntu has over the years picked up a lot of the most popular ideas and is now developing faster and faster as a competitive OS. So less and less of the "BIG" ones in the TODO list.

F) The more frequent UDS schedule lets developers and users get in touch more frequently, ask/respond to questions, etc..

Also is good to take into account that the userbase will most probably increase a lot in the coming years (specially many of those migrating usually miss X feature, so a lot of times they want to submit it somewhere. So it needs to be clear where they can still do that).

Ideas will always need a place where they can be discussed first to know if its feasible or not.

Browsing the wishlists on launchpad should be easier too. The problem with brainstorm is that it never felt as integrated or part of the community like lets say Dell's ideastorm or on Steam and other communities.

> From: [email protected]
> Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 16:50:55 -0400
> Subject: Should we sunset brainstorm.ubuntu.com?
> To: [email protected]; [email protected]
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I got a ping from the technical board before their semi-annual review
> of Brainstorm ideas. There are some problems with the site, mainly:
>
> a) It is unmaintained (As you can see from the design).
> b) User interest (as indicated by the voting) is waning.
> c) It seems that developer interest is waning to a point that some
> developers feel that responding to the ideas isn't an ideal use of
> time.
> d) Most advanced users know how to contact developers and file
> wishlist bugs with the software affected directly and use those means
> instead.
>
> A cursory scan of the incoming ideas over the last 30 days seem just
> like wishlist bug reports, thoughts?
>
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> Jorge Castro
> Canonical Ltd.
> http://juju.ubuntu.com
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