Distrowatch counts unique entries of given user on the distribution subpage. So I figure it out, that I will add Antergos (and also Arch) pages to my daily bookmarks folder, so actually I’m visiting those pages every day. This made me wonder…
I don’t know is this moral or not. For me is ok, but this is not the case. I’m just very curious about (positive) effects and overall influence of “fame” on Distrowatch. I know, that most of Antergos user don’t think about rankings on Distrowatch, but I believe, that more user eqauls greater feedback and more support for the DevTeam. And higher place in DistroWatch rankings equals more ISO downloads and probably more users.
I’ve started a discussion yesterday on IRC channel (not the Antergos official one, not even tech-one), to ask people what this can bring and how it can affect current community. Responses were varied and most of the time radical. Most popular vision was a case, where
* “current soul of community will be destroyed” because more users mean, that…
* …Devs will be most likely much further from community, so it will force community (on the forum), to create a layer connecting Devs with users (that’s sounds funny for me; personally I love the way it works now)
* there will be few new and active in positive way people, that will share, help and participate
* there will be lots of new and active in negative way people, that will ask silly questions (not a problem imho), demand and demotivate
And what do You think? Is it good, to have recognizable name?
// Couldn’t find any better place to share this thoughts.