Further updates are going by email. If you haven’t noticed, the large majority of the posts in the community since production started are people asking about production, shipping, or asking for more updates. Should the community only exist for customers to get updates from now on? Or should it be about future products?
Emails aren’t secret. Only the flash sale buyers should be concerned about updates, and using email is a fantastic way to only involve those who are concerned. The contents of the emails aren’t top-secret, and are free to be shared and spread about. But there’s no sense in clogging the community with these updates and people constantly asking for more.
Even if Konsta set up a bed and a 24/7 live cam in the factory and dedicated the rest of his life to letting everybody know exactly what was happening every second in the factory people would still complain.
This is ridiculous. The community is meant to crowdsource technology (and a bag too), not give production and shipping updates to customers. And you might say “well why can’t we have just one thread dedicated to updates so it doesn’t fill up the community?” Because we’ve already seen that that doesn’t work. Giving updates about IGG batches here really seems like a mistake now.
We’re not here to run the company, only tell them what we want to buy. If you want to run your own business go ahead, don’t try to do it here.