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Beta period, goals?

Postby greenwoodkl » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:46 am

Just curious when beta will be dropped from this site?

Also, how is the site doing on the goals set earlier this year for membership, usage, etc?

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Postby PhillipsCJ » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:58 am

kgthunder wrote:Just curious when beta will be dropped from this site?


see http://tech.lds.org/forum/showpost.php?p=4699&postcount=13

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Postby WelchTC » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:05 am

kgthunder wrote:Also, how is the site doing on the goals set earlier this year for membership, usage, etc?

We are below our goals for membership BUT the great news is some of the participation that we are receiving from other departments. I'm very encouraged by their participation and support.

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Postby thedqs » Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:18 am

Personally I think that the involvement from the inside of the church is more of an indicator of success then the general membership. Once other departments start asking for opinions then the external involvement will increase.
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Postby russellhltn » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:56 pm

Are there any estimates of the size of the "tech subculture" in the church? Otherwise it would seem to be hard to estimate how big this could get. There's a lot of people who use tech, but how many actually "live and breath" it?

In any case, quality is more important then quantity in my book.

Growth is not linear. The important thing is to reach "critical mass" for the next step.

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Postby thedqs » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:01 pm

Depends, I think a large portion of the 18-40 age group is actually tech savvy and would participate on the boards if they knew there was more church involvement. As for living and breathing tech I see that start going down as BYU's tech field enrollment is currently falling fast. (And that is pretty close to the national average as our professors keep telling us)
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Postby russellhltn » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:05 pm

thedqs wrote:Depends, I think a large portion of the 18-40 age group is actually tech savvy


Tech savvy and interested are two different things.


thedqs wrote:As for living and breathing tech I see that start going down as BYU's tech field enrollment is currently falling fast. (And that is pretty close to the national average as our professors keep telling us)


I wonder what's going on. Has tech lost it's sizzle? Are computers headed the way of the electronics hobby? :confused:

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Postby thedqs » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:25 pm

No the book "The World is Flat" has convinced parents that all the tech jobs will be outsourced and that the USA will just have managers, lawyers and teachers.
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Postby russellhltn » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:40 pm

So now it's just the students who like tech and those just chasing a paycheck are going somewhere else?

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Postby WelchTC » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:42 pm

thedqs wrote:Personally I think that the involvement from the inside of the church is more of an indicator of success then the general membership. Once other departments start asking for opinions then the external involvement will increase.

Correct! The purpose we have this web site is not only to share with you what we are doing, but it is to leverage your talents and experiences (read: we need internal departments asking for feedback).

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