[Bf-committers] devtalk.

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 22:29:20 CEST 2018

I think it can work if we make it so developers start topics to request
feedback on features they are working on. For example one topic for
shortcut key changes, one for collections, etc. Then we can strictly
moderate it, close topics when a project is done and keep the number of
topics under control to avoid overpowering the other posts.

If we let everyone make topics about whatever it's always going to be
difficult to manage, regardless if we do it on devtalk or another forum.

On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 8:10 PM, Ray Molenkamp <ray at lazydodo.com> wrote:

> All,
> As I understood devtalk was setup as a dev 2 dev support site, I'm kinda
> confused we invited end users to 'join the conversation' on it now, as
> they are putting feature requests all over the place, last night the
> blender development forum was 80+% feature requests on the first page.
> kinda ruining the signal to noise ratio. Since then someone came by and
> moved them all to the code-quest section. Also a banner has been put up
> mentioning the site is not for feature requests. but still, users do what
> user do...
> While I do see value in gathering user-feedback, it's not very hard to
> imagine that the line between feedback and feature requests is arbitrary
> at the best of times.
> Especially with all the changes currently in 2.8, it's also easy to see
> ahead of time that the discussion would be 'heated' at times, devtalk
> pretty much coasted by with little to no moderation.
> Given the response so far, it's clear users are screaming for an outlet
> to share their ideas/opinions/and feature requests.
> The question is, was devtalk really the best venue for this experiment?
> couldn't we just have spun up another discourse instance?
> --Ray
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