[OSM-talk] OSM web forums?

Etienne Cherdlu openstreetmap-L at gj0.net
Tue Apr 4 14:57:50 BST 2006

Having just introduced a couple of new folk to OSM I got some direct
feedback about first impressions:

1) Internet Explorer (with Script Debugging ON): A runtime error has
occurred.  Do you wish to debug?  Line: 25 Error: 'browserName' is

2) The panel containing the text "OpenStreetMap is a free editable
map.." disappears once a user has logged in (along with the ads).  It
ought to be there all the time otherwise it looks like something has
gone wrong.

3) Not sure if the wiki navigation panel is customisable, if it is
then it should contain a link back to the main applet page.  It wasn't
easy for either of them to get back once they had delved into the


On 4/4/06, Tom Carden <tom at tom-carden.co.uk> wrote:
> On 4/4/06, Andy Robinson <Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> > This forum style output for the OSM lists is quite nice too:
> >
> > http://www.nabble.com/OpenStreetMap-f1218.html
> >
> I agree with others that our existing infrastructure should be enough
> to support all our users.  With respect to new users, perhaps what's
> needed are just a few changes to the site structure.
> Click on the "Help and Wiki" link (why isn't it just called "Help"?)
> and imagine you're there for the first time... I have two suggestions:
> * The main site needs a direct link to *one clear page* which explains
> how to get started.  This can be hidden and replaced with a more
> comprehensive menu if you're logged in (use the ad space?).  Which of
> the wiki pages is best?
> * The wiki front page could do with a bit of reorganising ... I've
> gone ahead and tried to do it.  If you seriously disagree with me,
> please change it back or try to fix it.
> Tom.
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