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Re: Announcing SubversionForum.com

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-01 16:00:57 CEST

On 8/1/07, Chris Stewart <compiledmonkey@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm sorry, but what makes you think that you are *not* duplicating
> > effort? There's svnforum.org, which does the very same you do now. Can
> > you tell us what exactly is new/different on your site?
>
> As I stated before, I'm not planning on just having a forum and doing
> nothing else. Quite obviously nothing is different yet, but the site has
> been public for 3 days. Give it time.
>
> > Can you share those ideas? Maybe get some feedback before you put
> > everything online?
>
> I'm attempting to work with providers of tools related to Subversion to come
> together in a common place to discuss and learn about Subversion and their
> tools. Other things I'm trying to do can't be discussed openly just yet.
> As I can talk about them I certainly will.
>
> > Please describe the "void" that you feel. What exactly is missing?
>
> I definitely feel that a central place for Subversion help, learning, and
> discussion is missing. svnforum.org fills some of that gap, along with the
> svn mailing list, along with this list, and others. The key here is
> central.

Why does it *have* to be "central?" I guess I don't see the benefit
(aside from, maybe to you personally), to having yet another site,
instead of joining with http://subversion.tigris.org/ - there are
dozens (maybe over a hundred, I'm not going to count them all) of
links on the Links page, mailing lists, etc. If you've got a good
site/resource that's a positive contribution to the community, get it
linked to by the official project site.

> > Apart from that: when you first announced dotnetsvn, I tried to check it
> > out. I tried some time later again, and just now again. The server is
> > either completely down or not reachable. And it never was. That clearly
> > shows that you are not really interested in your own projects and that
> > you don't follow through with them. Otherwise you would have noticed
> > long ago that the whole server isn't reachable.
>
> I just checked the site as well and it appears to be down again. We receive
> free hosting and it's safe to say we've had problems with it. The server
> may not be up right now but don't act as if it never has been. My analytics
> would suggest otherwise, my SVN commit history would show otherwise, and the
> fact I updated the site on my vacation two weeks ago would suggest
> otherwise.

But if the server's down right now, no one can verify that history.

You said earlier that you were willing to put money into *advertising*
the effort, so why are you relying upon free and unreliable hosting
(put some of those ad dollars into good hosting!)?

> I'm certainly interested in DotNetSvn but it's not the only thing I do. I
> work a full time job, have a wife, a baby on the way, run a business, and
> other sites. Don't take that site and claim my interest level because you
> can't access it right now.

Have you considered that you might have too much going on to take on
such an endeavor? I have a 7 month old, a full time job, and am
renovating a house; I wouldn't DREAM of trying to take on another
project right now. As it is I don't even have enough time to get baby
pictures distributed to family.

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