Remember that an Archos staff member could be here on an account that doesn't show his/her connection with the company. Could be anyone...
Yes, of course. I was answering the spirit behind this comment:-
Do the Archos developers actually look at this site? Have we any evidence that they do. If not then there seems little point in reporting bugs?
Hiding behind an anonymous id is what we all do (except for the very honest Nicholas King, of course
). I thought that Bazabaza was implying that it would be a good PR thing for Archos to publically
contribute to (more of) the aired problems on these forums, by, at the very least, acknowledging them. As Craig, to his credit, seems to be doing.
However, I don't want to get drawn into more pointless speculations, so I'm out. I just wanted to inject some simple facts into the discussion, like, in this case, how to find out about the members of the forum, by simply listing members using an option at the top of the screen.
I'm always amazed how many pages of questions, answers, and speculation are taken up by doubt over info on devices, and which is freely available. Like a recent discussion about the size of the A80 G9. All the dimensional data is on the Archos website.
E.g. I found it very useful to compare the weight of the G9 A101 compared to the G8 A101. The new one is approx one third heavier than the old one. This was relevant to me because I've been trying the Asus Transformer (with keyboard dock) over the past few days. It's an absolute gem (for reasons which are a story on its own - not for here), but I decided to return it because of the weight of the tablet on its own. It makes the hand very tired / sore after a relatively short time.
So, using the Archos website, I had a quick look to check the weight of the A101 G9, and I was surprised to find it was a similar weight, to within a few grams, as the Asus Transformer. Hmm... Maybe its because only the A80 is out now, but I've not heard any adverse comments about holding the A101. Plus, the Asus Transformer has been hugely popular.
I've only seen one comment about the weight of the A101 G9, in a YouTube unboxing video, but its a lot heavier than the G8.
Anyhoo, my post was just to expand on the facts of Craig's post, show how easy it is to check stuff, and encourage Craig in his active participation. Like Bazabaza, I wish more (declared) Archos staff would contribute to more of the discussions, and that archos would encourage them to do so.