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03.05.08

Quick Mention: Novell’s “Cool Blogs” Closing down….

Posted in Marketing, Novell at 12:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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It is not quite as bad as that sounds, but do have a look.

Closing down….

Coolblogs is all about open discussions with customers, it however has one very big limitation, there is just a few Novell people that blog and customers are only able to respond. This limitation disappeared with the introduction of the new Cool Solutions Community pages where we allow customers to write blog posts as well.
You have seen that a few of our Cool Bloggers already moved house and started to blog on the Cool Solutions Communities page, we hope that this will improve the interaction with the user community.

Little blogging and little interaction/attraction may mean that:

  1. Either customers were not interested in what Novell had to say; or
  2. Novell employees were not motivated enough to blog in favour of the company; or
  3. Both (1) and (2).

It’s a minor observation compared to the one which was made just a couple of hours ago.

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6 Comments

  1. Francis said,

    March 5, 2008 at 5:22 am

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    Shocking logic, since (1) and (2) are both false as it’s pretty clear from the announcement that Cool Blogs had just basically moved to “Cool Solutions” and this is just making it official, to avoid duplication. *Sigh*

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    March 5, 2008 at 5:35 am

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    “…we hope that this will improve the interaction with the user community.”

    Why was there poor interaction with the user community?

  3. SalisburyChurch said,

    March 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm

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    Who said there was poor interaction with the user community (except for you that is, Roy…)?

  4. Francis said,

    March 5, 2008 at 3:24 pm

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    As mentioned above, more fallacious reasoning here Roy (non sequitur).

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    March 5, 2008 at 9:06 pm

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    There’s an update now and it does not refute the need to restructure the blog/s.

  6. Francis said,

    March 6, 2008 at 7:19 am

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    No-one has been maintaining that there wasn’t a need to restructure them.

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