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Subject: Re: [boost] [infrastructure] The vault vs. project hosting vs.Boost hosting?
From: Troy Straszheim (straszheim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-17 16:03:31

On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Christophe Henry
<christophe.j.henry_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> From: "Dave Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]>
>>> * Download counts, to determine interest.
>> Meh.  Did anyone actually use that feature of the vault?
> I did. It was such a motivation boost. This single point made in my eyes the
> vault useful.
> When you bring a new library, you don't really know whether it generates any
> interest, and this during months, usually until the review.
> If you want to attract people not known on this list, keep this feature,
> anyhow.

It isn't "download counts" per se, but github for instance tracks the
number of forks/followers, etc., in case you're keeping score in the
reputation game. For instance, with my 5 followers
( I am 23.8% as cool as Dave Abrahams,
with 21 ( There is plenty more detail
in there, for instance a nifty "impact" graph


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