16 votes

The last tracker was just removed from Basecamp.com

9 comments

  1. [2]
    Deimos
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    They ended up making an actual blog post about this, so I've edited the link/title to point to that now instead of the tweet.

    They ended up making an actual blog post about this, so I've edited the link/title to point to that now instead of the tweet.

    5 votes
    1. emdash
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      Awesome thank you.

      Awesome thank you.

      2 votes
  2. [7]
    0lpbm
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    It's a fucking sad story that this is what people consider to be a "strong start" to the year. Or at least strong enough to tweet about it. [edit] OK. In retrospect I see I knee jerked a bit here...

    It's a fucking sad story that this is what people consider to be a "strong start" to the year. Or at least strong enough to tweet about it.

    [edit] OK. In retrospect I see I knee jerked a bit here and got hung up on the removal part instead of the "replacement" part. Maybe it is an accomplishment and I'm just dumb. Sorry.

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      emdash
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      Building a decent analytics package for your own company at Basecamp scale is no small feat, and for a lot of companies, leadership wouldn't even approve such a direction because Google analytics...

      Building a decent analytics package for your own company at Basecamp scale is no small feat, and for a lot of companies, leadership wouldn't even approve such a direction because Google analytics works "just fine".

      This sort of commentary is IMO disrespectful to the engineers who worked on such a feature by diminishing the value of their work, and shows disdain for the companies that are trying to make a difference in the world of big data. Be a force for good and show praise for companies that execute like Basecamp.

      Not everything has to be an endlessly negative take.

      9 votes
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        1. [2]
          ali
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          It’s not that it’s hard to remove analytics, it’s just that a lot of jobs rely on that data - marketing and product design for example.

          It’s not that it’s hard to remove analytics, it’s just that a lot of jobs rely on that data - marketing and product design for example.

          1 vote
          1. 0lpbm
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            Yeah. My bad. See edit to top level comment.

            Yeah. My bad. See edit to top level comment.

            2 votes
    2. [3]
      skybrian
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      I don't see it as all that big a deal either, but celebrating the accomplishments of the people who work for you seems like good management? It's just a tweet.

      I don't see it as all that big a deal either, but celebrating the accomplishments of the people who work for you seems like good management? It's just a tweet.

      6 votes
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        1. [2]
          vivaria
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          Surely it can't be that simple to manage data analytics at the scale that Basecamp operates at, right? Web/iOS/Android/Mac/PC @ 3.3 million accounts is a lot!

          Surely it can't be that simple to manage data analytics at the scale that Basecamp operates at, right? Web/iOS/Android/Mac/PC @ 3.3 million accounts is a lot!

          4 votes
          1. 0lpbm
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            You're right. I removed my comment, see edit to the top level one.

            You're right. I removed my comment, see edit to the top level one.

            5 votes