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    Ubuntu Brainstorm is a mess

    Right now, the Gutsy Gibbon idea pool archive has 1006 threads in it.

    The active Ubuntu idea pool subforum currently has 840 threads in it.

    Ubuntu Brainstorm, on the other hand, has 10409 ideas.

    It's a mess.

    I'm pretty good at keeping up with things. I've tried to vote as much as I can, but I can't sift through all 10409. How do the developers manage? Most of the Up and Down votes don't really mean anything anyway, seeing as you can't meaningfully vote for 10409 ideas.

    I guess people just look at what's popular for today and then vote...?

    How do you handle Brainstorm? Or do you? I give up.

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    Re: Ubuntu Brainstorm is a mess

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    Re: Ubuntu Brainstorm is a mess

    i visit it once or twice a week, but i really stay up to date with the better ideas thanks to this blog:

    http://www.linuxloop.com/news/2008/0...17-themestorm/

    he list them weekly, no. 17 now
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    Re: Ubuntu Brainstorm is a mess

    while I have nothing against ubuntu brainstorm, since its inception, I didn't raise a vote not even on a single idea.

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    Re: Ubuntu Brainstorm is a mess

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Right now, the Gutsy Gibbon idea pool archive has 1006 threads in it.

    The active Ubuntu idea pool subforum currently has 840 threads in it.

    Ubuntu Brainstorm, on the other hand, has 10409 ideas.

    It's a mess.

    I'm pretty good at keeping up with things. I've tried to vote as much as I can, but I can't sift through all 10409. How do the developers manage? Most of the Up and Down votes don't really mean anything anyway, seeing as you can't meaningfully vote for 10409 ideas.

    I guess people just look at what's popular for today and then vote...?

    How do you handle Brainstorm? Or do you? I give up.
    Simple answer: I don't.

    I too find it a huge mess to find anything, and because of this I just stopped going to it. I still am checking the Ubuntu Idea Pool a lot, but the way Ubuntu brainstorm was implemented was horrible.
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    Re: Ubuntu Brainstorm is a mess

    I wouldn't call the Ubuntu brainstorm a mess. Working with a large community such as Ubuntu that aims to get larger and larger does generate a number of ideas and ten thousand or a hundred thousand may not be large enough. Ideas that grab the attention or approval of a significant number or the right people may find their way to implementation. A person with a bad idea or poor understanding may find his idea shot down and may learn to change her/his thinking or find better ways of advocating the idea (my own 3 bad ideas have been ruthlessly disapproved).
    Of course there is scope for improving the way the brainstorming pages work and people with the right skills will eventually get around to making the improvements. If someone thinks that the brainstorm pages are "horrible" I am sure they can exercise their brains a bit more to spell out how that can be changed. If I have suggestion on how it can be improved, I would proceed to add my idea to the page itself or make a forum post.Yes my idea may get drowned or disapproved by people who think differently. If I still feel strongly about my idea, I would present it better, reword it,revise it or make a stronger case for it on the same brainstorm pages or even post on this forum. If my idea still does not get the attention it deserves, I might try to gather like minded people and implement the idea myself. Efforts such as "Brilliant Brainstorms" would also evolve out of indidividual efforts if such individuals do not find a sane way of expressing their opinions on the larger democratic forum. Nothing wrong with these "forks" and if more people like this format, more people would start accessing these pages outside the ubuntu.com domain.
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    Re: Ubuntu Brainstorm is a mess

    maybe if they added more features a la "Digg" it would work a bit better.

    there are a good amount of brainstorms aiming at improving brainstorm
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    Re: Ubuntu Brainstorm is a mess

    I think it's biggest problem is it's lack of structure, I try and look in weekly - but I do leave quite quickly, which is a shame.

    True - you can search for ideas in particular sections, but it would be better to not have to - it's not a very quick search either

    But I would have to agree that it is as it stands a mess.
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    Re: Ubuntu Brainstorm is a mess

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpixie View Post
    I think it's biggest problem is it's lack of structure, I try and look in weekly - but I do leave quite quickly, which is a shame.

    True - you can search for ideas in particular sections, but it would be better to not have to - it's not a very quick search either

    But I would have to agree that it is as it stands a mess.
    Any ideas how it can be structured better? .
    Have you tried searching the ideas with keywords of topics you may be interested in?
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