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Worries about WindowsLive comming to WordPress

  1. I can't help being a bit worried about this. I have a number of concerns:

    • Will this result in Microsoft buying out WordPress?
    • Could the extra users make WordPress more attractive for others to buy out?
    • Will WordPress continue to be an open-source independent platform?
    • Can WordPress maintain the same level of support with al these new users?
    • Will the extra users mean that WordPress.com becomes a more attractive target for spammers and hackers?
    • Will the ex liveJournal users result in a dumbing down of the average blog, giving WordPress a "MSN" type reputation? (OK, I'm probably being a snob here, but I can't help worrying about "wordpress users" getting the reputation that "MSN users" used to have).
  2. 1 No, it will not result in that, although that may or may not occur anyway
    2 Of course
    3 Yes
    4 Hell no. Are you kidding me? They've just increased the size of the platform by SIX TIMES, they will need at least four times the number of "happiness engineers" to maintain the same level of response to support tickets
    5 No
    6 Yes. I mean, just look at the forum right now. But the fact that dumb people move into the neighborhood doesn't mean the people in YOUR house get stupider.

  3. Hell no. Are you kidding me? They've just increased the size of the platform by SIX TIMES, they will need at least four times the number of "happiness engineers" to maintain the same level of response to support tickets

    I was worried that this could be the case.

  4. Yep. But I wouldn't be surprised if expansion were in the works. After all, I doubt Matt took all these blogs off Microsoft's hands for free. Maybe they got a piece of WordPress, but maybe WordPress got cash.

  5. Now only Blogger remains, and is firmly in our sights

    Is the statement above from Matt's blog a hint that WordPress is trying to lend a hand out to blogger members as well ? http://ma.tt/2010/09/msn-spaces-closing-becomes-wp-com/

  6. pornstarbabylon
    Member

    Isn't Typepad still around too?

  7. Not for long. SixApart just got bought and closed. Moveable type and typepad still TECHNICALLY exist, but sort of the way Zsa-Zsa Gabor exists.

    And Slik, good catch. I bet they are looking at getting their hands on them. GOD I can hardly wait for the inundation of fundamentalist right-wing bloggers. Joy.

  8. pornstarbabylon
    Member

    What if WordPress gave the new Windows users their own forum here like all the others on the left sidebar?

  9. We all know that the vast and overwhelming majoirty of blogs up to 85% created on any blogging pltform are abdandoned or have been deleted withing a year of their creation, right? Well, not surprisingly the numbers of Windows Live Spaces bloggers coming to wordpress.COm are not going to be anywhere near "30 million" in number.

    The excited buzz appeared on the Windows Live Space blog and the WordPress.com blog about how "30 million" blogs which were to be shifted in a period of 6 months using the exporter newly created for the data transfer. However that number will be much smaller as Internal Microsoft emails show that most 'Live Spaces' blogs were dead.
    Read more here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/09/29/windows-live-spaces-bloggers-on-the-move/

    Staff have provided an exporter and comprehensive instructions for those who do migrate form Windows Live Spaces. Once their content has been imported into their new wordpress.com blog Ithere is nothing that makes them any different from any other new wordpress.com members.

    Judging the support load here at wordpress.com by viewing these peer support forums is extremely misleading. Only a tiny minority of support issues are dealt with on the peer support forums. The vast and overwhelming majority of requests for support are made by way of support tickets and email and are handled by Staff. The last set of support stats Mark posted made it clear that the support issues dealt with on the peer support forum were extremely low in comparison to those dealt with directly by Support by Staff.

    So why would any additonal Staff be needed?
    And, why would an additional support forum be needed?

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