Ok, fair point(s).
With the risk of hi-jacking this thread: I hope the core business still is to keep the site running at a certain speed as well.
The last years or at least several months, TP has been slow-ish during certain periods of time, usually again after one or two weeks of normal circumstances.
Again today and yesterday, TP is slow and spoils the fun of 'working' on the TP guide for example.
Now maybe that's just me, but if even those simple things are not met, I really don't bother talking about too much new ideas, because obviously the site can not handle it properly
Maybe too much critics from my side, but I really think it's something which should be much better. And again risking to repeat myself: TP is one of a only a few sites which I visit which have this problem. I don't have speed problems at other sites at all
Hey Mike, agreed that stability and speed are the most important. It's been taking up most of my time in the last couple of months trying to work this out, but unfortunately not really any great improvements yet. Features and other developments are definitely on the backburner while we try to get on top of this.
I think one of the core things that makes TP successful is in fact the people who interact on here and how they interact. Which is also really what brought about this thread. Having a way of reaching out to those members who are really committed to building up the community would really be quite valuable. Video came to mind for me, but I guess Sander is right that that's easy for me, but maybe not so much for others
Quoting Herr Bert
creating a kind of consumer panel, which is common practise in a lot of companies / organisations.
I like that phrase.. though the word "consumer" is a bit too passive for my liking. So maybe a "Member Panel"? And you're right, we should first establish whether this kind of panel is something that people would want to be a part of or have in existence?
Maybe it's an idea to have that 'consumer' panel consisting of admins, moderators and the regular others (based on forum posts for example, or other activity)??
And although it might take some more time, just one on one contact for certain simple things is still fine as well. Depends on who you (Peter, or Sam) think should be contacted for certain aspects.
Democracy is nice, but sometimes it just takes a lot of time as well, especially if it's a feature which is wanted by everbody..
It's pretty fast today by the way