The #drafts category needs to be sorted out. I’m very sorry for neglecting on my moderator duties. I have set up an automatic process to bump one topic every day. I hope this helps us clean that category one step at a time.
Today I had a chance to meet the Bitwig team in person for the first time, at Superbooth (also my first time). I told them that Bitwish is relatively quiet but people keep registering and voting, and I explained that in the past year the top #features have become much clearer.
Coincidentally, Midi capture just passed the 200 votes this week.
I have removed automatic bump of topics on #drafts. This means that either someone responds on the open topics or they will remain silent until they are automatically archived after 3 months since the last reply.
Continuing with the refocus of Bitwish on #features only, I have remived the possibility to create new topics under #music and I have closed all the old topics. Music made with Bitwig remains open with a timer to close it automatically if three months pass withoit new posts. I have also removed the upvoting feature there, now it’s a plain discussion topic.
I’m keeping an eye on the number of registered users. 931 right now. I’m thinking of a small celebration when we reach 1000. Any ideas? What is your preferred cocktail?
I have deleted the Bitwig YouTube channel feed and all the automatic posts it has created. If someone is interested in these videos, they are probably subscribed to that channel already.
The next step will be to close and probably delete (or archive and hide) the Bitwig Video Guide - Bitwish. This is another Bitwish area that didn’t work out as expected and it is not core for a community wishlist. I will do this in a few weeks unless someone stops me.
The wishlist is now featured as the default main page for anonymous contributors. Logged in users still see the Latest topics page by default. Although this makes the most voted feature requests even more prominent, the hypothesis is that this may increase the awareness of the dozens of features just below.
Right now we have 957 users. Let’s see if the new homepage has any impact on the pace of new registrations. A for votes, this is how the top looks like now:
It was time to upgrade Discourse, and I did today. We went from 3.1.0.beta3 to 3.2.0.beta1. I don’t think this affects any of the Bitwish features but just in case you are interested, this is what’s new: