ActionsForge Next pre-pledge

Just got a whopping pledge from one of my clients (and a member of this list). No names, but he’s pushed us very close to 1/4 of the way! Thanks!

http://actionsforge.com/next/

Please pre-pledge if you can, and when I send out the one and only message to the mailing list that you’re joining with your pledge, please get your actual money pledge in to KickStarter. Because we got so close last time, but didn’t make it (and thus the project didn’t get funded), I’m taking this extra step to ensure that we’re successful the next time.

If you didn’t hear about this the first time (hard to imagine) then here’s the pitch: donate to the ActionsForge Next project to help build a new ActionsForge with all-new features. Better version control and sharing features for the members, easier administration for the developers. A better platform for all, and a chance to have world-class tools for the Freeway community. Here’s a link to the original Kickstarter with all the details: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513153421/actionsforge-next

Thanks all,

Walter


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Hi Walter, just wondering how this is coming along (and giving it a bump)?
Trev

On 8 Jun 2012, at 15:12, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Just got a whopping pledge from one of my clients (and a member of this list). No names, but he’s pushed us very close to 1/4 of the way! Thanks!

http://actionsforge.com/next/

Please pre-pledge if you can, and when I send out the one and only message to the mailing list that you’re joining with your pledge, please get your actual money pledge in to KickStarter. Because we got so close last time, but didn’t make it (and thus the project didn’t get funded), I’m taking this extra step to ensure that we’re successful the next time.

If you didn’t hear about this the first time (hard to imagine) then here’s the pitch: donate to the ActionsForge Next project to help build a new ActionsForge with all-new features. Better version control and sharing features for the members, easier administration for the developers. A better platform for all, and a chance to have world-class tools for the Freeway community. Here’s a link to the original Kickstarter with all the details: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513153421/actionsforge-next

Thanks all,

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The pledges petered out around 1/4 - 1/3 of the goal, and I got disheartened. Haven’t really pushed it because there didn’t seem to be enough people interested to make it happen.

I’m really quite stuck here, because while I can see a clear benefit to re-building this service and making it more capable, I can’t afford my own time to do this, especially because I already did it once for free.

If I were to re-cast this as a subscription service, I worry that there wouldn’t be enough paying users to push the price low enough to be affordable. Without a large user base, there’s no incentive for the Action developers to put everything in it, and without it being a complete reference to Actions, it is far less valuable to the users. Catch-22.

Walter

On Aug 22, 2012, at 8:02 AM, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Hi Walter, just wondering how this is coming along (and giving it a bump)?
Trev

On 8 Jun 2012, at 15:12, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Just got a whopping pledge from one of my clients (and a member of this list). No names, but he’s pushed us very close to 1/4 of the way! Thanks!

http://actionsforge.com/next/

Please pre-pledge if you can, and when I send out the one and only message to the mailing list that you’re joining with your pledge, please get your actual money pledge in to KickStarter. Because we got so close last time, but didn’t make it (and thus the project didn’t get funded), I’m taking this extra step to ensure that we’re successful the next time.

If you didn’t hear about this the first time (hard to imagine) then here’s the pitch: donate to the ActionsForge Next project to help build a new ActionsForge with all-new features. Better version control and sharing features for the members, easier administration for the developers. A better platform for all, and a chance to have world-class tools for the Freeway community. Here’s a link to the original Kickstarter with all the details: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513153421/actionsforge-next

Thanks all,

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That’s a great shame Walter, considering all of the free advice everyone gets from this list. It would have been a really useful addition to our resources so everyone would immediately know what actions were new/updated/latest versions etc.

I still think it’s a very worthwhile cause, so just to reiterate, pop along to:

http://actionsforge.com/next/

and pledge your donation - no money taken at this time until the final value has been reached. Let’s see how it goes.

Trev

On 22 Aug 2012, at 14:58, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

The pledges petered out around 1/4 - 1/3 of the goal, and I got disheartened. Haven’t really pushed it because there didn’t seem to be enough people interested to make it happen.


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Thank you for all your efforts Walter, and for your unselfish contributions
over the years. You deserved better than we were able to give.

Best wishes, always.

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Haven’t really pushed it because there didn’t seem to be enough people interested to make it happen.

We do need this and there are plenty of FW users that are interested in seeing it fly but, and there always is a but, cash is tight.

I would pledge more but I couldn’t be sure that when the cash was due to be paid it would be sitting in my bank account and I suspect that others may feel the same.

At the time of the Kickstarter campaign I was better off and offered more - but now things have changed and I have lost my biggest client. Careless I know!

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After all the help Walt’s given me, I think it’s time I pledged a bit too.

I’m off to donate. I really hope this gets off the ground, it really is something we need.

Thanks,

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I must say, Walter, I never knew about this until just now. I frequent FreewayTalk only when I have a problem or an update to a previous discussion. However, today, I did something quite rare for me. I went through several pages of recent posts and found this thread!

The Kick Starter page seems to indicate you had more than 50% of your US$25,000 goal:

If this is still alive and kicking, I would be happy to pledge something. But I would advise greater awareness, even if it comes to spamming every registered person on FreewayTalk to accomplish the exposure you really need. Again, I never knew about it until I happenstanced across it today.

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Can I, too, say that I hadn’t heard about this though I lurk on this site. Obviously the ActionsForge site is really helpful, even to those of us who are a bit pedestrian.

I’m happy to contribute, and would encourage you to spread the word. It’d be doing those you reach, and everyone, a favor letting them know about this.

I only put down a few bucks, because I didn’t know the goal but will give more when the time comes. Gladly.


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Walter, I see you haven’t comment yet after my post, so I would like to chime in with “marka” and reiterate the critical importance of what I said yesterday.

I know full well you posted the project on Kick Starter in order to “gain mass exposure.” But I must assume that the Kick Starter target viewer is not your average Freeway user, for I myself never even knew of it until I happenstanced across this thread; and that despite the fact I am well aware of Kick Starter and often view projects there!

So again, consult with SoftPress if you have to, but please consider sending a mass emailing to everyone registered on FreewayTalk. That would be the best way to gain mass exposure to the very people who care about Actions the most, and the very people (myself included) who have benefitted from your code-wisdom through the years. And truly, if you rack up even modest contributions from even a fraction of the people you’ve helped through the years, you will surely meet your US$25,000 goal in no time.

Simply put, get the message into the ears of people who need to hear it!

Best,

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James, your thoughts echo my own. I have resisted the urge to mail the list, simply because it’s not my list. I appreciate your desire to pitch in, and I hope you can and do. I would love to find the support from this community that i have supported for these past many years, I would love to see us as a community want and get nice things. We have Freeway, surely that can’t be the end of niceness in our toolkit.

My comments were delayed because I was in Boston today, and left at 5:30 am and just got back. My Freeway mail gets shuffled off to a dedicated in-box on my computer (and off of IMAP), so here we are.

Walter

On Aug 28, 2012, at 8:45 PM, JDW wrote:

Walter, I see you haven’t comment yet after my post, so I would like to chime in with “marka” and reiterate the critical importance of what I said yesterday.

I know full well you posted the project on Kick Starter in order to “gain mass exposure.” But I must assume that the Kick Starter target viewer is not your average Freeway user, for I myself never even knew of it until I happenstanced across this thread; and that despite the fact I am well aware of Kick Starter and often view projects there!

So again, consult with SoftPress if you have to, but please consider sending a mass emailing to everyone registered on FreewayTalk. That would be the best way to gain mass exposure to the very people who care about Actions the most, and the very people (myself included) who have benefitted from your code-wisdom through the years. And truly, if you rack up even modest contributions from even a fraction of the people you’ve helped through the years, you will surely meet your US$25,000 goal in no time.

Simply put, get the message into the ears of people who need to hear it!

Best,

James Wages


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