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#1246 - 12/12/02 03:38 AM I was thinking...
DarkStarX Offline
Ameglian cow

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 24
Since so many people post so many messages about the new mIRC version, why nto make a small effort to keep us informared about it? Like...progress updates in 'Latest News' by Khaled or something. That'd be cool, and it would add some depth to that board, PLUS get rid of those 'when's the next mIRC coming' posts smile

Just a thought :P

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#1247 - 12/12/02 09:26 AM Re: I was thinking...
GrimZ Offline
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Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 66
Loc: Missouri, USA
Newsletter covers when it will be released good enough IMO.
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#1248 - 12/12/02 10:51 AM Re: I was thinking...
STING Offline
Vogon poet

Registered: 10/12/02
Posts: 122
Loc: The Netherlands
You really can't prevent "when does the new mIRC comes" questions.

You can inform users in multiple ways.
With a release date or without.

When you choose to give a release date, you are creating expecations. However, when you don't release it on the release date, hell breaks loose in the form of whining.

When you don't give a release date, people still will wonder when it comes out, or say stuff like hurry up.

So IMHO I think the current "release policy" is the most efficient.
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#1249 - 12/12/02 02:20 PM Re: I was thinking...
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Hoopy frood

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 2984
Loc: Hill End, NSW, Australia
Not knowing the exact date of release is part of the fun in waiting for it.
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#1250 - 12/12/02 06:30 PM Re: I was thinking...
FunChatter Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 11/12/02
Posts: 339
Loc: Athens, Greece
Then there will be no fun about it frown You know how many ppls open mirc homepage everyday just to check out if the new mirc came out!?!?!? Think about all this ppls what will they do then everyday? lol :tongue:

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#1251 - 12/12/02 08:20 PM Re: I was thinking...
DarkStarX Offline
Ameglian cow

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 24
I'm not saying give a release date, just progress reports. Like 'I just added this major thing' or 'I just fixed this nagging bug' etc. I think it would make people more excited for a release.

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#1252 - 12/12/02 08:58 PM Re: I was thinking...
FunChatter Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 11/12/02
Posts: 339
Loc: Athens, Greece
Dunno, I personaly and I guess many others would prefer to just see all at once than slowly slowly everydays knowing whats new and what's fixed with the new mIRC there is more suspence wink

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#1253 - 13/12/02 09:14 AM Re: I was thinking...
Poppy Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 843
Loc: UK
I agree, FunChatter. Getting little bits of info beforehand would kinda spoil it. Think of it like opening one Christmas present a day in the run up to the big event - you're gonna be a bit disappointed on the day!
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#1254 - 15/12/02 08:33 PM Re: I was thinking...
SyN Offline
Ameglian cow

Registered: 11/12/02
Posts: 32
Loc: NY USA
If I were working on a client I would do as suggested with little egotistical comments for ex.
I just added a about 100 lines of code to mimic mircs ial cuz I rule!!!

** aren't we glad khaled and krejt aren't egotistical flesh eating zombies like me smile
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