PA Update



  • @skypx:

    I really feel ConeXware’s existing customer base would be better served by simply creating an “update/beta sticky” (users would subscribe to the thread if they wanted to be informed of updates).

    I totally agree. I wasn’t supporting the use of Twitter for update notifications. I’d prefer it to be done here in the forum as well. I only signed up on Twitter because that’s how they chose to do it…

    @drteeth:

    And me! If I ‘twittered’, I’d get treatment very quickly.

    Yeah, but you can sign up for the “PowerArchiver” Twitter updates, and I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t count as “Twittering”. 🙂

    @TBGBe:

    As I understand it, you don’t need to sign up unless you want to become a Twitter. You can just use RSS to receive PowerArchiver “tweets” - that is what I’ve done anyway.

    Ah hell, you mean I didn’t have to sign up? Going to delete account now…



  • Come on guys, RSS is a great way to stay updated. I personally don’t care whether it’s a twitter RSS or one directly from ConeXware (wouldn’t say I think that making one of those is a bad idea, though)


  • conexware

    @TBGBe:

    As I understand it, you don’t need to sign up unless you want to become a Twitter. You can just use RSS to receive PowerArchiver “tweets” - that is what I’ve done anyway.

    How does this attract new customers - do people hunt through twitter looking for this stuff 😕
    If you don’t “know” PowerArchiver, how/why read the tweets?

    yes, you don’t even have to create an account with twitter to read updates - you can just:
    a. subscribe to RSS feed on twitter
    b. Visit our blogs where you see tweeter feed.
    c. visit twitter page without having tweeter account.

    Usefulness of having tweeter account itself comes if you want to get email notification about tweeter updates.

    Its quite interesting to see people “oppose” tweeter, its basically modern newsletter and not an facebook/myspace kind of social networking (although i guess you can make it so if you really wanted). I wonder if this is what happened in 90’s when internet started spreading everywhere (no, i dont want to use email, fax is just fine!) :-).

    Keep in mind also that:
    a. it is VERY rare that we dont release updates through official update. I dont actually remember when did this happen last time :).
    b. In those rare cases, we update bug reports threads so you know how to find the latest release in case your issue has been fixed. Which is what we also did here.

    I am old school too, and I personally cant see myself using facebook or myspace, and initially I could never see the use of tweeter, but after using it for a while, it is really very simple way to get updated on things you care about, and very different from forums. It is basically an non-official announcement forum page :).



  • @spwolf:

    a. subscribe to RSS feed on twitter

    spwolf, I actually tried to find your page on twitter in order to subscribe, but couldn’t do that. I guess twitter isn’t for me, after all. Nevertheless, could you link to it here?

    @spwolf:

    a. it is VERY rare that we dont release updates through official update. I dont actually remember when did this happen last time :).

    Actually, I can :). You never released RC version of PA2010 after the 2nd one (I mean, except for on the forums), though there were about 5 or 6 versions if I remember correctly.



  • I guess these work without a Twitter account:

    PowerArchiver Twitter page:

    http://twitter.com/powerarchiver

    PowerArchiver Twitter RSS feed:

    http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/21028812.rss

    Example for finding Twitter users (since Twitter prevents you from using the “Find People” link unless you join Twitter):

    http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Atwitter.com+powerarchiver


  • conexware

    @yoniy0:

    spwolf, I actually tried to find your page on twitter in order to subscribe, but couldn’t do that. I guess twitter isn’t for me, after all. Nevertheless, could you link to it here?

    Actually, I can :). You never released RC version of PA2010 after the 2nd one (I mean, except for on the forums), though there were about 5 or 6 versions if I remember correctly.

    nameless already answered how to find it (its also on the front page of our site), as to the RC’s - those were not official updates though (there is an difference, as usually those test releases introduce new bugs), and every thread got link to the “fix” release so everyone who could report the issue could test fix. Those were definetly not releases for general public :).


  • Alpha Testers

    ah what the heck…I’m following you on ‘twitter’ now guys…it’s either that or remain a dinosaur I guess…lol



  • @moles42:

    ah what the heck…I’m following you on ‘twitter’ now guys…it’s either that or remain a dinosaur I guess…lol

    FWIW I signed up a few days ago and my testes have not yet fallen off.


  • Alpha Testers

    @nameless:

    FWIW I signed up a few days ago and my testes have not yet fallen off.

    I’ll monitor mine closely then…:D


  • conexware

    @nameless:

    FWIW I signed up a few days ago and my testes have not yet fallen off.

    good one 🙂


  • Alpha Testers

    I have signed up to Twitter now too.
    I feel dirty now. 😃


  • Alpha Testers

    @Luxor:

    I feel dirty now. 😃

    and rightly so too…:p


  • conexware

    watch it now, you will be stalked! 😉



  • I check the Twitter link every so often for the updates, but I will NOT sign up…checking every week or so makes me feel sad enough as it is.

    Cheers

    DrT


  • conexware

    @drteeth:

    I check the Twitter link every so often for the updates, but I will NOT sign up…checking every week or so makes me feel sad enough as it is.

    Cheers

    DrT

    hardcore 😉



  • I have been following PA on Twitter and Facebook for sometime but to be fair I try and log onto PA Forum every day and keep upto date with as much as possible.

    Luxor, I must admit when I joined Facebook I felt I needed to wash a few times! as I was presured by my Friends and work mates. 😃


  • Alpha Testers

    Sir Richard I know a good supplier of carbolic soap if you need some. 😉

    Even I draw the line at Facebook.



  • ROFL, Yes please! That and an iron Brush should lift that dirty feeling once and for all. 🙂


  • Alpha Testers

    ‘carbolic soap’…now there’s a term I haven’t heard for a very long time…takes me back to my infancy…:D



  • @moles42:

    ‘carbolic soap’…now there’s a term I haven’t heard for a very long time…takes me back to my infancy…:D

    Do you remember the smell?? Loverly! I think it came in pink bars! Brings us back 🙂


 

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