[Osmf-talk] Welcome Mat for Organizations

Rob Nickerson rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 21:45:02 UTC 2018

Hi Mikel,

"Does your organisation want to work with OSM?" may be better than the
current "With an organization making plans for OSM?" It took me several
attempts to understand the current strapline.

Best regards,

On Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 17:10 Ralph Aytoun <ralph.a.aytoun at gmail.com wrote:

> Hi all,
> I for one do not see anything unusual about Christoph's question. To get
> members to take a second look to see if they see something wrong or have
> missed something and give constructive feedback it is necessary to pose a
> leading question.
> I am one that took that secong look...a look at the overall idea and feel
> of the page rather than get involved in the finer detail of the individual
> entries.
> I see a banner *Welcome Mat I OpenStreetMap *followed by* With an
> organisation making plans for OSM...* My question is What organisation?
> As a new member I would think that means *Welcome Mat is an organisatiopn
> making plans for OSM*. Which makes no sense.
> I presume the idea was to greet new members from all categories... but on
> the home page.... the first one that we see .... there is no friendly
> welcome.
> May I suggest something more along the lines of...
> *The OpenStreetMap Welcome Page* (or Mat)
> A warm welcome to our new members and thank you for your interest in the
> advancement and improvement of OpenStreetMap.
> On this page you will find links to explain what we are about and to the
> various aspects and activities that this community is involved in and
> hopefully you will be able to find an activity that is suited to your
> special skill sets. There are also links to training materials and
> Mapathons to help you to learn new skill sets so that you can expand your
> contribution to OpenStreetMap and be involved in new ventures.
> In answer to Christoph's question about "something odd about it?"
> Just my feeling. OH! And if you want fine detail then did anyone mention
> that in the Second link.. to Who is OpenStreetMap in the very first
> paragraph it says *Everyone who participates in the creation and progress
> of OpenStreetMap in part of the OSM community. *I think that was meant to
> say...
> *IS part of the OSM community*
> *Lastly I want to say a BIG thank you to the planners and developers who
> have put this together. I think it is a great idea and until someone
> produced something* *like this no one would have anything to comment
> about. It is the bold person who takes the first step* *and I applaud you
> for doing so.*
> *Thank you.*
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