Process explaining How to push a proposal from Drafts to Features, motivated by the feedback received about “the Bitwig team doesn’t care”. Let’s assume that they (just like most product development teams) care about good quality feedback that takes into consideration Bitwig’s vision and development constraints. Votes and emotions are very motivating as a community member, but that alone won’t go anywhere indeed.
Ask how to make bitwish.top/votes the default main page.
The automatic daily bump of one topic has been disabled in the #drafts category (where we have 8 topic currently) and it has been enabled in the #brainstorm category (where we have 33 topics). The idea is to see whether old Brainstorm topics can be turned into drafts, still are worth discussing, or should be archived.
Nothing like limitation of resource to plan more efficiently. I’m in a very busy phase at work and it’s likely to continue for a bit. I’m reducing any unnecessary overhead to keep the Bitwish maintenance as lean as possible:
Time limit removed from Drafts (less pressure for everyone, now that the traffic is low)
No bumping of old topics (it didn’t bring new activity)
No daily collection of new tutorials (after months it didn’t get much feedback, contributions or )
No active promotion in places like YouTube or Soundcloud (new users keep coming, new votes too, slowly moving)
No more monthly reports (didn’t get much feedback or , and the Bitwig team know where to find the watchlist if they are interested).
Before the end of the month I will update the monthly topics to make them permanent (no need to reset them monthly) and I will remove the voting of posts (the feature isn’t being used).
This way the maintenance will be directly proportional to the activity. Discourse does a very good job at sending notifications and digests automatically.
I’m looking forward to seeing the next Bitwig version, and whether we can scratch a few more requests. Meanwhile, please keep coming your comments, your votes, and new requests.
I’m very sorry for being quite absent in the past months. High intensity at work combined with lack of replies from Bitwig wasn’t a good combination for Bitwish motivation.
But then… the Bitwish keeps going because people keep joining and posting. It’s a thin stream but quite regular. 1-2 new users are registering almost every day, and some of them post or vote right away. This is very encouraging!
Right now there are 572 registered users.
We need a refresh of moderators and admins. Bitwish maintenance isn’t much work, but doing it alone isn’t as fun, and it takes one stretch deadline at work or the opposite (vacation) to keep me away from Bitwish.