[OSM-talk] OSM web forums?

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Tue Apr 4 13:20:12 BST 2006

* @ 04/04/06 12:04:54 PM rolymo at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all.
> Having had a positive response for my requests for help, I'd like to
> see if there is something I can do to contribute.
> I can see that the talk email list works very well for established OSM
> contributors, but I'd suggest its relatively hard for a newcomer to
> break into.  I put it to SteveC that maybe an OSM web forum would be a
> worthwhile alternative; he suggested I post to the talk list.
> If a forum is something you would find useful, I would like to offer
> my services to set it up.  I am not likely to be of much help with
> coding the mapping software, but content management (including forum
> configuration and administration) is something I can do.
> (For those who may be interested in the choice of forum, I compared a
> couple of open-source systems I like on my little family website. 
> phpBB is the obvious forum choice but depending on needs, Xoops might
> be a better option for OSM. http://www.levertons.net/cms/node/22 )
> If the result of this discussion is to retain the email system, I respect that.

I don't think we'd lose the mailing lists, it's a question of whether
forums would be a help on top of that.

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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