[OSM-talk] Bringing new life to the OSM.org front page

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 05:17:43 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 4:16 AM, Rob Nickerson
<rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Finally, a few other things to note:
> * With over 1 million registered users it is impossible to please everyone.
> Please put things into perspective before replying with negative comments.
> Also consideration of the amount of development time is always appreciated.
> * OSM has numerous communication channels (too many maybe). Where would you
> stop if it was decided to post announcements to the community. Furthermore
> as the OSM Foundation did not ask for permission to send email to registered
> users they cannot therefore push notifications to all users (rather users
> will need to read the communication channels that interest them).

My suggestion: when big, highly visible changes are coming, that
non-dev community members might have an interest in, consider just
dropping a line to talk@ like this: "Hi, we're working on some cool
new map controls for the front page. Check out the discussion here:

(I don't think it's practical for non-developers to lurk on
development mailing lists on the off-chance that something interesting
will pop up.)


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