Colonel667 wrote:OldGnome wrote:So what? You still haven't "created" anything.
Oh yes, of course. Value. The maps were free and therefore worthless before the community here (and for small parts the staff) contributed to them.
"Free" certainly does not equal worthless. However, you still haven't "created" anything. You used that term and I insist that was incorrect.
Colonel667 wrote:If you think ignoring your user base is a great way to run a company, that's your opinion.
I never said that.
Colonel667 wrote:I hate to tell you this... but there is a huge difference here in my opinion.OldGnome wrote:I hate to tell you this....remember a little IPO about mid-2012? Facebook is publicly traded.
I wouldn't mind being able to get Waze stocks at all, I might actually like that (at some point, not for the unrealistic amounts of money Waze seems to think they are worth).
Hang on a second. You mentioned Facebook and what you would do when Zuckerberg sold it. I am only reminding you that he already DID that.
Colonel667 wrote:Ignoring user base. Not very smart. If Waze loses a lot of users like me, who are in the top 2% or so of users, they might end up the MySpace of social navigation.
I have seen darn few folks in the forums pop off about a weak rumor the way you have. I have seen in the past on forums for other free software, the same kind of threat -- "If you don't give me what I want, I will take my ball and bat and go home." I don't think Waze (or anyone) responds much well to those kinds of threats and I get annoyed when people think that threatening to leave is a useful negotiating tactic.