I think that our community is dead in water. I’m one of ex-admins of haiku-os.pl. Our site is gone.
What we can do? We need someone who will be able to post regularly on the mainpage (haiku-os.org).
We need a community manager, which will be posted:
- „The app of a week” - we have various ports and native programs. Some screenshots and a few sentences should be enough.
- Competitions like: „Wallpapers for Beta”, „Sounds for Beta”, „Write haiku for WebPositive errors”, „Remember about translation for you native language”.
- Evry mention about Haiku in the Web. „You are writing about Haiku? Good. We will repost the best articles and posts. As a result you have more page views. In exchange you will be writing more about Haiku (maybe)”.
- „Meanwhile on IRC”.
Shorter but more often.
For example look at the http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/.
Why? Because when more you wrote posts, it means that the project is alive (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Reddit, OSnews). Besides, we have a small number, so that each of us looks at the main page. In the past, there was a lot of pages about Haiku, in many languages, and now they do not exist.
I think users should be able to wrote blog posts. For example: https://lizards.opensuse.org/, http://planet.opensuse.org/global/, http://www.dobreprogramy.pl/Blog.html.
For things like: yab tutorials (Tao of Yab by Clasqm or Streak :P), drawing in the Wonderbrush, making vlog in the Clockwork, artworks, useful bash scripts, some thoughts about: IT, web, programming, art. Practical use of Haiku.
At the moment, if somewhere appears mention about Haiku, the only comments that can be read - it’s nostalgia for BeOS or „it makes no sense."
I can do it, but I’m using broken English. But I’m thinking is better that WE can do it. Someone can write news for mainpage, via WYSIWYG on the website, and moderator just do review and accept. More social writing like in the OSWorld.pl - http://osworld.pl/?s=Haiku/.
In the long term we need a real leader for Haiku Inc. Because in the present condition, I’m not going to pay donations.