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Why is Unmethours still in "beta"?

asked 2015-05-18 10:19:02 -0600

updated 2015-05-18 10:19:21 -0600

Given that has over 800 questions, hundreds of members, and seems to be generally working, is it time to get rid of "beta" over the name on the top of the page?

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Because it hasn't been monetized yet! :)

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2015-05-18 10:37:22 -0600 )edit

Just like Google Mail. This is a ploy to get us to use the website. :)

nfonner's avatar nfonner  ( 2015-05-18 10:47:03 -0600 )edit

It's all about targeted advertising! I bet IBPSA-USA and Big Ladder Software are getting all sorts of click-throughs! :)

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2015-05-18 11:04:24 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-05-18 11:53:18 -0600

Personally for me the approach of email groups (i.e. still more comfortable. It is not very ergonomic to open a browser each time you need post a question, or check responses. But from other side it is evident, that web based forum form much more functional. Especially these Karma and Badges stuff:), as well as extra information with hacked moves advertisement, which was just as epidemic a couple of days ago.

if, at least, this forum would have a function to post questions via email, the comfort would increase as I think.

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@Artem, can't help opening a browser to ask a question, but the responses should come straight to your email too. If they are not, you can adjust that in your 'subscription' settings.

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2015-05-18 12:12:38 -0600 )edit

if it is not clear. By adding such answer, I meant that developers of UnmetHours are testing the new, web-based platform for energy modelers. As a baseline I consider mail-list platform. If the web-based platform will show its feasibility, then UnmetHours could jump to RC release:)

Artem Zhukov's avatar Artem Zhukov  ( 2015-05-18 13:39:16 -0600 )edit

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