Hmm, looks like some communication from me is in order again, sorry if some of you have felt we’ve been out of touch by delegating our communication duties to David. I think probably the main point I should make to those of you who are interested is that Silo is very much alive, though our communication and development patterns are different than they were a few years ago, and we should probably realign expectations for forum users now that our patterns are decidedly different.
In the past we’ve aimed for continual Silo development dialog with users, which had its benefits and drawbacks to us as developers, and sometimes we’ve been good at keeping that up and sometimes we’ve been bad at it. It can be a lot of work to pacify the vocal minority of Silo users who get worked up about certain things and start worrying that the company doesn’t value its users or is dying (neither is true, we love all our users and the company is doing great :]). There have also been both benefits and drawbacks to having everyone know what was coming in the next update to Silo. Now instead of saying “ok, we’re going to be really good at posting development updates every week”, we’ll say instead that sometimes we probably will and sometimes we probably won’t…
Good to see an update. Partial quote above. More at the thread linked above.