Feature Exchange Process
francois.chaplais at mines-paristech.fr
Fri Sep 25 15:34:03 EDT 2015
Le 25 sept. 2015 à 17:28, Rick Harrison <harrison at all-auctions.com> a écrit :
> Hi Kay,
> These campaigns were pre-announced to me as a survey,
> without the details of how long the campaigns were to run,
> and the other details about funding. I’m shocked to learn
> that they are only 5 days long. I was expecting it to run for at
> least a month like most other Kickstarter fundraisers.
> There are probably others on the list who assumed the
> same time period.
> When I received the next email about the announcement
> titled "Prioritize Your Features” the details still were not
> listed in the email. At that point, my interest started waning,
> because I still wasn’t seeing the basic details. So, as a user,
> feeling a little frustrated, I failed to bother to click on
> any more buttons. Yes we users are a lazy sort some times
> aren’t we. Make us click too many times for something, and
> we are gone. If only I had just clicked one more time most of
> my questions would have been answered. Ah well, design
> is everything these days.
> I think some users may have expected that 64 bit, and the
> other projects were already in the pipeline to be accomplished,
> and may have put off by asking for funding before a stable
> version of LiveCode 8 has been released. There is such a
> thing as going to the “Well" too many times too soon. It takes
> time for the “Well" to replenish the water from the aquifer. The
> pot of gold there only appears rarely.
> Running 4 campaigns at the same time splits the focus.
> Where one campaign may have succeeded on it’s own,
> splitting the vote too may ways can lose the election so
> nothing gets funded. It might have been better to lump
> all of the campaigns into one large one at a later time,
> and run the campaign longer so there is time to get the
> word around.
> A rare campaign to get funding for a special project like
> the “Community Version” or “HTML5” can work fine.
> As a standard required part of a business model, it
> usually doesn’t work.
> I’m concerned that it’s beginning to sound like
> the company is struggling to meet it’s payroll
> if it feels the need to run so many campaigns to
> keep running. Heather’s blog entry about money
> not growing on trees hinted this may be the case.
> I think expanding the user base is probably much
> more important to sustain the company. I believe
> the LiveCode community would be willing to help
> out with that goal if a plan with a clear cut
> approach and achievable goals were mapped
> out by Kevin.
> Ok, that’s just my 2 cents for the day. I hope
> all of your funding goals are reached for every
> project in the next few days if possible.
> I appreciate you taking the time to answer my
> seemingly rather obvious questions too.
> Have a nice day!
>> On Sep 25, 2015, at 2:22 AM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you were to go to any of the FE Projects you'll see to the right of the
>> big bold project icons it's all stated very clearly.
>> In summary: 5 days from it's commencement. No money has been paid, you
>> can't be charged now. You will only be charged if the goal is reached.
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