[HOT] Additional mailing lists for the HOT Working Groups?
markcupitt at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 07:14:25 UTC 2014
Just for grins, I set up a BB so you can have a play with it, with some
sample boards in it. Please excuse the Color Scheme (Style) I did not have
time to make it more HOT like, but if you feel you can use it, I will style
The url for now is http://talkhot.markware.net/ (if you adopt this
approach, the url http://talk.hotosm.org could be used to access it)anyone
can register (for now). The registration email will come from 'Hot Talker',
it will probably end up in your spam folder as I had to spoof the hot email
on my mail server only for the registration emails.
This is based on PHPBB3, a widely used BB with a lot of cool plugins that
could come in handy in the future.
Feel free to have a play with it .. and see if it would be a useful tool.
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On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All, Google Groups is a useful tool, so is HackPad, etc.
> Forum Software like PHPBB3 is also a very useful tool for disseminating
> information and participating in discussions.
> Some features that may be relevant to HOT in a forum, setting ..
> Joining is easy but can be moderated
> BB can be arranged into different topics and Forums, so that things like
> activation's, Working Groups can have their own areas.
> Email notifications of new posts to members.
> A good searchable archive.
> Ability to upload files, etc.
> Some areas can be restricted to specific members.
> I have space and resources available on one of my servers and would be
> willing to set up an instance so you could all see if it would work
> Mark Cupitt
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> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM, Kate Chapman <kate.chapman at hotosm.org>
>> Hi Claire,
>> Actually when the groups are setup you can make the permissions so anyone
>> can subscribe/unsubscribe as well as have public archives. They then work
>> like a regular public Google group.
>> On Oct 28, 2014 5:52 PM, "Claire Halleux" <claire.halleux at hotosm.org>
>>> Pierre you are right, I hadn't thought about it initially.
>>> However, the cons I see are:
>>> - people cannot (un)subscribe on their own to those groups and
>>> - (in my opinion) the archives are not available to anyone (subscribed
>>> or not) apart from admin/moderators.
>>> But we should consider it an alternative.
>>> Claire Halleux
>>> Volunteer and Member of the Board
>>> +243 99 256 9980 (Kinshasa, DRC)
>>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>>> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 1:26 AM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
>>>> Pierre: What did you mean with group discussion features of
>>>> "our hot.openstreetmap service"?
>>>> The Google hotosm.org email service let us create group discussions.
>>>> We provide the list of emails for the participants. It then work like hot
>>>> or any other mailing discussion.
>>> HOT mailing list
>>> HOT at openstreetmap.org
>> HOT mailing list
>> HOT at openstreetmap.org
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