Re: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:29 am
I like that idea, N810.N810 wrote: Maybe we could get some informal updates from Adam on the off weeks ?
While I really don't care so much, being enjoying some time in greece, I still find this is a symptom of bad project management. In my hopes to aid Josh compensate his lack of formal studies as he dropped out of university to make some crazy IT-project:
Exactly this.Flatfingers wrote: Isn't it funny that one of the most crucial features for Limit Theory's AI -- delegation -- turns out to be one of the things its developer finds very difficult?
Well, of course, yes. I'm not saying that Josh should overstep what he's capable of or drive himself crazy trying to get updates out. That was why my comments centered around delegation. While Josh may be up to his neck in work, it's my job to interact with the community as CM and keep people up to speed/keep the community alive and strong (note, though: this community has only a fraction of the people it once did). Scheduled updates are a valuable thing and a massive boon to a community. Without them, excitement lessens considerably. People are creatures of habit; if they get used to checking weekly,r bi-weekly, or even monthly for an update, they'll continue to do so. If they don't know when to expect the next update, they'll probably check frequently to begin with, and then less as their interest wanes. "It'll be there eventually, and watching for it won't make it come any faster."AdamByrd wrote: ↑Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:57 amIn my personal opinion, what matters most is that actual development is moving forward in healthy way. And on that front we're killing it. As much as I like updates, if I had to choose between perfectly timed and managed updates and the health of another human, well...
At any rate, I've already posted in the Kickstarter comments that updates will be delayed until after he finishes with the coding camp, so I figure the problem is "patched" as near as I can make it, and I'm not particularly worried. We know why he's missing, and we know when he'll be back. I'd say that's all anyone should ask for - I just wish I'd been able to announce it ahead of time so that people had expected it.AdamByrd wrote: ↑Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:57 amRegarding delegation, I believe that's an intentional decision. I think Josh enjoys providing updates and interacting with the community and it's something he looks forward to. We take pride in our work and being able to share that pride and excitement does a lot for morale. Being able to look back at a history of challenges overcome helps keep you going. I think you lose a lot of that if someone else writes it. It also means you try to write those updates when you're in a good headspace. They're going to be around for a long time.