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Offline myflowsocold

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #300 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 23:07:30 »
Thank you but says invite is invalid - not sure why. Can one of the moderators send a valid link?
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Offline Liub

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #301 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 00:08:33 »
Thank you but says invite is invalid - not sure why. Can one of the moderators send a valid link?

Links expire. This one should last longer, valid for 25 uses.

https://discord.gg/C67hYcS

Offline radam

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #302 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 06:45:38 »
There is a link to discord, in the menu, on the website.
https://heavymetalkeyboards.com

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #303 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 06:01:03 »
UPDATE:

I assume all of you have joined the discord server by now.
For those who don't use discord, I'll quickly sum up:

- group buy orders slightly over 1100
- lots of communication in the discord
- build stream and typing demo
- expected shipping late Q3 / September
- extras will be available after shipping

Regarding communication:
Those who know me, know that I dedicate a lot of time to communicating. Throughout the IC this has exclusively taken place here on Geekhack, since posting on multiple channels is just too much for me and since I had not jet used discord before. With the start of the GB I had finally gotten myself to setting up a discord server - many of you had asked for this during the IC phase. Immediately the HMKB discord became the main communication channel. That also meant, that this GB thread quickly became pretty much abandoned. One the one hand I feel a bit sad about this, since I had always liked and preferred the classic way of forum posting over the more chat-like and rushed discord style communication. On the other hand the discord server offers many advantages over the classic forum style. The HMKB discord server has a lot of members now and is the main communication channel. Recently communication has slowed down there a bit too, since I was on vacation. I will only post here on Geekhack when either a definitive shipping date is set or when a delay should happen. Anything else will be on the discord.

Sorry for the expired links to the HMKB discord, I wasn't aware of that in the beginning. Thanks to all who posted new links. Here is a link that should not expire that quickly (but also won't work for ever):

HMKB Discord

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #304 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:19:51 »
I think faster communication through discord is the way most group buys go now.  I donít see any issue as long as you provide occasional updates here, especially for important events (delays, qc issues, shipping timelines, etc...)

That should adequately satisfy the most recent addendum to the Group Buys rules:

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- geekhack.org is a community of keyboard enthusiasts and not simply an advertising platform for keyboard-related sales.  Thus we request that any group buy organizers who post their group buy threads in this section also provide updates in the thread they have started until the conclusion of the group buy, even if updates are also posted somewhere else.  Group buy threads made here are for group buy progress discussion as well as open discussion of any quality control issues.   If a group buy organizer decides to provide an off-site instant message chat option for faster order support (for example Discord), any such communication needs to be optional when it comes to non-sensitive* order information.



Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #305 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:37:34 »
I understand the appeal of Discord from creator standpoint, but I must say I'd also rather have updates here. Discord is good for building a community but is quite bad as news source. I am member of bunch of servers I wish I wasn't but they do not provide updates anywhere else. From about 30 servers, I constantly engaged in about 4.

TLDR: Agreed with previous poster, updates regarding product should be also posted in a forum.
« Last Edit: Fri, 24 July 2020, 12:43:21 by AspiringMechKeebFan »

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #306 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 15:43:10 »
As I had mentioned in my last post, this classic way of forum communication here is what I personally prefer. Once the discord server was up, it just felt like 99% happened there. I just went with it.
Sure, anything important will be posted here as well of course.

Oh and btw, one thing I forgot to mention in my quick sum up:
- I open sourced all the plate files for HMKB
You can find and download them in the discord.

Offline 82d28a

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #307 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 19:25:05 »
As I had mentioned in my last post, this classic way of forum communication here is what I personally prefer. Once the discord server was up, it just felt like 99% happened there. I just went with it.
Sure, anything important will be posted here as well of course.

Oh and btw, one thing I forgot to mention in my quick sum up:
- I open sourced all the plate files for HMKB
You can find and download them in the discord.
Can you created a discord channel just for updates to the GB?  I'm not a pro discord user and I do not see any obvious place with all the updates.

Also I would prefer updates here.

Thanks again for all your cool project.

Offline TetraEngine

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #308 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 23:57:42 »
As I had mentioned in my last post, this classic way of forum communication here is what I personally prefer. Once the discord server was up, it just felt like 99% happened there. I just went with it.
Sure, anything important will be posted here as well of course.

Oh and btw, one thing I forgot to mention in my quick sum up:
- I open sourced all the plate files for HMKB
You can find and download them in the discord.
Can you created a discord channel just for updates to the GB?  I'm not a pro discord user and I do not see any obvious place with all the updates.

Also I would prefer updates here.

Thanks again for all your cool project.

Yea I second that. It's hard to get updates in the group because of all the discussions going on and I don't check my discord everyday, so a dedicated Updates channel will be a big help!
Thank you and all the best for the GB, hope nothing gets delayed!

Offline Poesjuh

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #309 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 16:00:09 »
Nothing new here. One of the rules of GH is to post updates in the GH topic but for some reason runners always make a discord channel and end up posting 90% of updates only there. Nothing negative against plastic persť, just a shame it's pretty much always how it goes.

Offline saesh

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #310 on: Mon, 03 August 2020, 00:53:09 »
Sure, anything important will be posted here as well of course.
Also I would prefer updates here.

As far as I understand updates will be posted here, only the chatter is happening in Discord.

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [GB] HEAVY METAL KEYBOARDS [CLOSED]
« Reply #311 on: Mon, 03 August 2020, 02:21:38 »
Yes, no news. This was asked a few times on discord recently as well. Still, late Q3/September is my estimate for shipping, nothing has changed in that regard.
Basically when you don't see me post an update, then that's good. If I were to update anything now then it will either be about delay or shipping start.
OKAY, I get it, some would have probably hoped for some more insight on production and the different steps before shipping. Please understand that I'm not very good at doing lots of stuff in parallel. I'm busy with more than just the GB atm, that's all fine, but during the GB phase and in the following weeks, it felt like I was doing 100% discord communication and that kept me from doing anything else. So atm, my focuse is less on communication.

I get asked about address changes due to people moving quite often. Regarding that in general:
Sure no problem, I'll take care of address changes when shipping starts, then I'll do all address changes in one go.