kkremitzki wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:38 am
The FreeCAD subreddit just broke 1500 subscribers: https://www.reddit.com/r/FreeCAD/
Although the forum is clearly the central hub for communication, it's worth remembering that if we meet our users where they are, it can help grow the community, and Reddit is the 21st biggest website on the planet.
I think the exact opposite, I think its utterly depressing to see how many idiots post to "name your stupid platform" Google+ facebook Redit etc. I never ever use any of them.
we are over whelmed on our own forum, the last thing we need is a dilution of effort and knowledge. I utterly refuse to have my time wasted having to follow yet another platform/website.
If you want to discuss FreeCAD then for goodness sake go to FreeCAD! its not complex. What I think we should be doing is going to all those stupid sites, create an Official FreeCAD page then lock it and just say "If you want to discuss FreeCAD with people who actually know what they are talking about, then for goodness sake go to FreeCAD!"
The other depressing thing is if we don't have control on those other places, so when you get yet another idiot posts crap about FreeCAD you can't do anything about it. There is yet another idiot over there that has posted about there not being an Assembly WB without even realising that is what they are asking about.
I think we should aim to have our own infrastructure and keep control of our project/code etc. I know that is easy said, but who is going to do it, but its still a good direction to aim for. I am not the only one who is asking why ms bought GitHub and lived through the destruction of sourceforge with unethical owners. For that matter why has MS bought a place on the Linux foundation?