James (James Cain)
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Apr 18 2017, 1:48 PM (69 w, 3 d)
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Recent Activity

Apr 12 2018

James added a comment to T8450: Reconsider hybrid dark/light theming for 18.10.
In T8450#137045, @apol wrote:

Please, if you think Plasma default color scheme could be better, please join the KDE Visual Design Group and Plasma.

Apr 12 2018, 1:52 PM · Kubuntu

Apr 5 2018

James added a comment to T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release.
In T8357#136881, @cfeck wrote:

Or a hybrid. Talk about some interesting things first, then add a list like: "Further improvements in <Appname>: * Item 1 * Item 2 * Item 3".

Apr 5 2018, 10:40 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Mar 28 2018

James added a comment to T8258: Promo subgroups.

I can be placed under 'Brigading' and 'Recruiting'. Thanks!

Mar 28 2018, 1:52 PM · KDE Promo

Mar 26 2018

James added a watcher for Plasma Mediacenter: James.
Mar 26 2018, 11:47 PM

Mar 24 2018

James added a watcher for Plasma (Plasma 5.13): James.
Mar 24 2018, 3:08 PM

Mar 22 2018

James added a comment to T2844: neonify KDE Config Driver Manager.

Would you all envision this as something that's automatically-run on first post-install boot? I like the idea of it being in Discover, so that all ultimately all package management, update, and "app store" duties are done there. Because

Mar 22 2018, 11:54 PM · Neon

Feb 23 2018

James added a watcher for Choqok: James.
Feb 23 2018, 5:55 PM

Feb 15 2018

James added a comment to T5974: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for appropriateness.
Feb 15 2018, 4:19 PM · KDE Promo

Feb 14 2018

James added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Awesome news!! Looking forward to the 1st official release for Falkon under the KDE umbrella. I big, heart-felt thanks to everyone who helped get this task done.

Feb 14 2018, 6:01 PM · Falkon

Feb 9 2018

James added a comment to T7871: Re-design printed material.

Re: stickers: Why don't we attempt to work more closely with Unix Stickers for these types of Promo things? They do give money back to KDE-E.v. Not much (of course, stickers aren't THAT expensive), but a partnership may make sense whereby we could also perhaps sell some of their swag through our "Meta store" links section, and get some cash back via their affiliate program? Also perhaps we would get some type of discount for bulk-orders to update our stock.

Feb 9 2018, 5:39 PM · KDE Promo

Feb 8 2018

James added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

From all the proposals, I like the gray with yellow stripe the most. But I see a problem for this particular color combination as it is mostly gray, so it will be invisible on dark background (dark themes or even Breeze default titlebar), so maybe try to add some bright(er) background?

Feb 8 2018, 4:54 PM · Falkon
James added a comment to T7925: Brainstorm ideas for I <3 Free Software Day.

Maybe a press release on .org or Planet with examples of ways of showing love for KDE and Free Software in general. Depending on the options taken, write follow-up articles as needed.

Feb 8 2018, 4:48 PM · KDE Promo

Feb 1 2018

James added a comment to T7847: New website structure.

Also, not sure what task this should go in, but we have the concept of "KDE Store" listed twice on the home page: once for the merch store, and one for K Get Hot New Stuff (i.e. store.kde.org) in the footer at the bottom right below. The merch store says "Visit the KDE Mega Store" and right immediately below it in the next section says "KDE Store" - the latter being the OpenDesktop site. This is likely confusing to visitors.

Feb 1 2018, 7:00 AM · KDE Promo
James added a comment to T7847: New website structure.

Do we stick with the standard "About Us", "Products", "Community", or should we experiment with different formulas ("Who We Are", "What We Make", "What We Believe In"...)?

Feb 1 2018, 6:49 AM · KDE Promo

Jan 29 2018

James added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Outstanding. FWIW like the commenter above I really like the 2-tone black and yellow one (who says everything in KDE-Land HAS to be blue? :) I also like the blue one as well, and would even encourage that one to utilize two colors as well.

Jan 29 2018, 11:10 PM · Falkon
James added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Thanks for jumping in on this everyone! It's good to see movement here as Falkon needs these important changes to further move into the KDE fold.

Jan 29 2018, 1:07 PM · Falkon

Jan 2 2018

James added a comment to T6842: Kde.org overhaul.

short and sweet

Freedom and Privacy for your Digital Life

OR

_____**Freedom and Privacy**_____

Take Control of your Digital Life

"Take Control" lets people feel empowered, especially these days when there digital life is for sale.

Jan 2 2018, 8:05 PM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo
James added a member for KDE Promo: James.
Jan 2 2018, 7:55 PM
James added a comment to T7663: Setup an AskKDE Q&A Type Website.

Please note that I'm not questioning the usefulness of a Q&A site. I'm wondering if it can end up like the forum (initially guarded, now only few projects receives answers). I was mentioning mailing lists, IM and forums to highlight that, for example, developers and many community members are already active there, if they are active, and another services may not receive enough attention.

The cost is never minimal: everything here is community driven, including forums and mailing lists (our sysadmins are volunteers too).

Jan 2 2018, 7:43 PM · KDE Promo
James added a comment to T7318: Promo Sprint: Topics.
  • hardware businesses to ship KDE's products by default?
  • organizations to switch to KDE's software solutions?
Jan 2 2018, 7:29 PM · KDE Promo
James added a comment to T7663: Setup an AskKDE Q&A Type Website.

Even if it has a slightly different use case than the forum, they share the same issue: the number of people able to answer. This is not to say that it can't be done, but the I think that adding more services with the same amount of people looking at them (mailing lists, forums and IM(IRC/Matrix.Telegram)) may not scale properly.

Jan 2 2018, 7:19 PM · KDE Promo

Dec 21 2017

James added a comment to T6686: Promote Plasma for Unity refugess.

@colomar That's great to hear, Thomas! In the meantime, maybe the result of this task has lost some potential impact, given the elapsed time since the mothership's move to Gnome. However it's still a good goal to have and promote properly when the backends are all in place and working properly.

Dec 21 2017, 7:34 PM · KDE Promo

Dec 19 2017

James added a comment to T6686: Promote Plasma for Unity refugess.

Isn't this a perfect use-case for Look and Feel packs? Showcasing a "Unity" LaFp would allow us to simultaneously promote both the Unity workflow experience to those who prefer it, and showcase the power of (ideally) an easy way to customize Plasma. There are already packs for Windows, Gnome Shell, and Unity looks (https://store.kde.org/p/1167950/) - why not include them by default? Or better, encourage @michaeltunnell to release his awesome creation to the KDE Store? Even better, polish-up and include these packs with the default Plasma install, or allow them to appear in System Settings with a 1-click install to get them up and running?

Dec 19 2017, 9:12 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 1 2017

James added a comment to T5969: [Content] Brainstorm topics.

So, in partial summary, we should be monitoring various hashtags on Twitter, G+. etc.: Automotive, #showyourkde (and others...if so, which ones?). Here is a *partial* action plan summary based on the above:

Aug 1 2017, 5:50 PM · KDE Promo

Jul 27 2017

James added a comment to T5938: [Planning] Organize regular meetings with marketing/promo team.

Any update on this by chance?

Jul 27 2017, 6:52 PM · KDE Promo

Jul 11 2017

James added a comment to T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts.
In T6481#100646, @paulb wrote:

Thanks @James. Would you use bit.ly to get click through stats?

Yes you can.

Jul 11 2017, 5:40 PM · KDE Promo
James added a comment to T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts.

The use of URL-shorteners is mainly used for fitting a Tweet with a link into an appropriate character count. Keep in mind, I don't think anyone will mind a shortened Tweet coming from an official Twitter account with a custom domain (i.e. http://AaBbCcDd@kde.ly or similar).

Jul 11 2017, 5:39 PM · KDE Promo

Jul 10 2017

James added a comment to T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts.

Well, I'm not sure about the 2nd part of your question. For the 1st, however, Google+ Communities can get basic information by linking their Community Page to a Google Analytics account. As for Twitter, most organizations use the tools built into whatever URL shortening service they use (i.e. bit.ly, for example). I use bit.ly, and there are both the ability to make custom domains (a likely desire in our case) and provides analytics via real-time and reporting. I do not use Mastadon, so I'll reserve comment there.

Jul 10 2017, 9:41 PM · KDE Promo

May 2 2017

James added a comment to T5974: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for appropriateness.
In T5974#91648, @aacid wrote:

IMHO the best course of action is either "don't answer" for trolls or "point people somewhere else bugzilla/forums/maling lists" that expect "support over twitter"

May 2 2017, 8:19 PM · KDE Promo

Apr 24 2017

James added a comment to T5938: [Planning] Organize regular meetings with marketing/promo team.

I was briefly involved in the Promo team back around 2010 (at one time I managed the KDE Community Youtube Channel and helped out with a few other things). I'll gladly help out again once the preferred methods of communication are established. To me the survey makes sense so as to try to match people with their areas of strength and interest. In the meantime I'm subscribed here and can always be reached via IRC under the nick 'ronnoc'. Time to get excited about Promo again! :)

Apr 24 2017, 5:25 PM · KDE Promo

Apr 18 2017

James added a watcher for KDE Promo: James.
Apr 18 2017, 1:48 PM