PR Threads and Project Pages

Anything related to PR, release planning and any other non-technical idea how to move the project forward should be discussed here.
User avatar
raevol
Posts: 2723
Joined: 07 Aug 2011, 01:12
Location: Caldera

PR Threads and Project Pages

Post by raevol » 14 Mar 2014, 17:24

Hello-

Is anyone heading up our PR efforts, as far as posting to PR threads and outreach pages? If no one is explicitly heading it up, is anyone taking individual responsibility for specific threads/pages? If so, is this documented anywhere?

Sorry, I've been out of the PR game for a little bit, but recent posts in our 0.29.0 thread show that we should at least get some visibility into what's going on.

If we have someone in charge of this, awesome, please just check in. If we don't, is anyone interested in heading this up? Mostly we just need someone to keep track of what threads and pages we post to, who is taking the lead on each of those places, and keeping record of how updated those pages are. We have a google doc that tracks the pages, credentials, and "last update" that I can share with a responsible party, but you'll need to take ownership of keeping it updated, and perhaps copying the non-confidential information regarding what version each page is updated to to the wiki (could revamp this page to include versioning). Just some ideas.

Anyone have any info on this?

User avatar
Okulo
Posts: 665
Joined: 05 Feb 2012, 16:11

Re: PR Threads and Project Pages

Post by Okulo » 14 Mar 2014, 20:22

Someone on the morrowind subreddit is doing a good job answering questions and posting updates. Even invited questions about OpenMW. Don't know who "swick_" is, but go you.

Tarius
Posts: 574
Joined: 24 Oct 2011, 19:29

Re: PR Threads and Project Pages

Post by Tarius » 15 Mar 2014, 06:26

Okulo wrote:Someone on the morrowind subreddit is doing a good job answering questions and posting updates. Even invited questions about OpenMW. Don't know who "swick_" is, but go you.
Um, swick worked on this project.
I am a bigger fan of tons of control rather than taking the "user-friendly" approach.
-Okulo

User avatar
Okulo
Posts: 665
Joined: 05 Feb 2012, 16:11

Re: PR Threads and Project Pages

Post by Okulo » 15 Mar 2014, 08:46

In that case I feel terrible for not remembering him and his work. Where has he run off to?

User avatar
psi29a
Posts: 4038
Joined: 29 Sep 2011, 10:13
Github profile: https://github.com/psi29a/
Contact:

Re: PR Threads and Project Pages

Post by psi29a » 15 Mar 2014, 09:25

He lives with us on IRC...

User avatar
Zedd
Posts: 288
Joined: 05 Sep 2012, 12:08

Re: PR Threads and Project Pages

Post by Zedd » 15 Mar 2014, 13:52

Well yes, I've been the one updating most of the sites since Eldertroll left, with some new ones now and then. I've been quite busy this year so I'm kind of slacking off on being up-to-date with whats happening with OpenMW. I'll do the updating asap.

EDIT: It's kind of a disappointment that my work never has been noticed, even though I'm doing this for more than a year now.
EDIT: I've stopped updating the outreach page long ago because I was the only one ever visiting that page anyway.
Behind you!

User avatar
WeirdSexy
Posts: 609
Joined: 15 Sep 2011, 18:50
Location: USA
Github profile: https://github.com/mckibbenta

Re: PR Threads and Project Pages

Post by WeirdSexy » 15 Mar 2014, 14:24

Zedd wrote: ...
EDIT: It's kind of a disappointment that my work never has been noticed, even though I'm doing this for more than a year now.
EDIT: I've stopped updating the outreach page long ago because I was the only one ever visiting that page anyway.
I wouldn't say the work itself hasn't been noticed! I check various openmw pages around the net every once in a while and see that they are updated and that users of those sites have left recent comments about the project. So, people definitely notice it. I just had no idea who was doing it, but I do now :)

I'm not sure how I feel about the outreach page.

User avatar
Zini
Posts: 5431
Joined: 06 Aug 2011, 15:16

Re: PR Threads and Project Pages

Post by Zini » 15 Mar 2014, 14:32

I was aware that there has been some degree of activity until recently (up to 0.27.0), but I don't systematically check sites that are relevant for OpenMW PR, so I have to go by the outreach page for the most part. I think it is rather important that it is updated with each new release, because it allows everyone on the team to see the PR activity level without having to google through half the internet.

User avatar
Zedd
Posts: 288
Joined: 05 Sep 2012, 12:08

Re: PR Threads and Project Pages

Post by Zedd » 15 Mar 2014, 15:01

Zini wrote:I think it is rather important that it is updated with each new release, because it allows everyone on the team to see the PR activity level without having to google through half the internet.
I don't think it's important to mention all sites that I've updated with OpenMW news. There are a lot of those sites that never had any response so I stopped coming back. There are also quite some sites I've put an update on once and forgot to revisit. I always make sure there are links to our website and the youtube page. Those few sites that are the backbone of our PR are well known (OpenMW.org, Youtube, ModDB, LinuxGaming, Bethesda Forums) and are mentioned on the Web Presence page of our wiki. There are more places that I've always updated, like the ogre and bullets forums, but I don't think it's very important to update the wiki for those with every release.
Behind you!

User avatar
Zedd
Posts: 288
Joined: 05 Sep 2012, 12:08

Re: PR Threads and Project Pages

Post by Zedd » 15 Mar 2014, 15:55

@Raevol: I've noticed that I'm more and more doing the PR work for OpenMW in between other things I'm keeping my life busy with. That means that I gave up most of the updating of the wiki because I was never able to focus on the task for a long period of time. I already know that things won't get any better on the free time part, and I must confess that I'm less and less engaged in this project (Don't get me wrong, I just don't keep myself updated for every post ever made on this forum ;) ). What I'm getting at is that I'll still be doing a lot of 'spreading the news' , like I've been doing for quite some while now, but I won't be able to keep track of all I'm doing, if that's what is required.
I understand if you want things to get more organized, and I can help you by giving the links to the threads I'm keeping, but unfortunately I haven't got any time to spare for more than that.

EDIT: I'll start updating the outreach page now.
EDIT2: Updated! I know it looked like it, but I actually never missed a release for most pages ;).
Behind you!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests