[OSM-talk] OSM web forums?

Nick Black nickblack1 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 13:26:52 BST 2006


>From the point of new users I can definitely see how a forum would be
helpfull.  They would also help with traceabliity - its easy to loose
something amongst the mailing list archives.

Maybe it would fragment the discussions too much though?


On 4/4/06, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
>
> * @ 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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