Preparing New Techdirt CwF+RtB Offerings, And Extending The Crystal Ball For Those Who Bought
from the cooking-in-the-kitchen dept
We haven’t talked much about our very own CwF+RtB offering in a while, but when it launched in the summer of 2009, one of the items was the Techdirt Crystal Ball, which gives you a peek into some posts on Techdirt before others have a chance to see them — and it’s become a popular feature for many. The deal was that it was a one year offering, after which we hoped people would renew. However, as we started to get close to that one-year deadline, we were working on some new ideas for new CwF+RtB offerings… and we didn’t want people to feel compelled to re-up without us offering any additional “reason to buy.” So we (quietly) extended anyone who bought a Techdirt Crystal Ball (which came with most other offerings as well) by a couple months.
Unfortunately, it’s been a busy couple of months… and one of the reasons why we still haven’t released the new offerings is that some of them actually involve some backend development on our part, which is ongoing. After realizing that we weren’t going to have everything we wanted in place by now, we’ve actually extended everyone’s 12-month Crystal Ball for an extra 12 months — and we hope that when we’re ready to release the new offerings, you’ll find them worth buying as well.
In the meantime, as we’re working on new offerings, I did want to see if anyone had other ideas of what they’d like to see as an offering. No promises, of course, but we’re already planning to incorporate some user suggestions, and it would be great to hear about what others might find compelling.