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Re: [alpine-devel] Help needed with forums

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:00:18 +0200

On Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:22:55 +0300
Francesco <> wrote:

> Il 2014-10-10 12:48 Natanael Copa ha scritto:
> > Hi,
> >
> > As some have noticed we have got some spam on our forums.
> >
> >
> >
> > We need someone who can help with the forums, moderation etc,
> > preferable someone who is willing to try keep the forums alive.
> >
> > I am ok to keep drupal for forums (if that is what we want) when moving
> > to new website, but it might also be an opportunity to move to
> > something else (move to redmine? fluxbb?), or even shut it down
> > completely.
> >
> > Any volunteers?
> >
> > In the long run, I'd like to have a shared user account
> > (username/password) for wiki, forums, bugs etc if possible.
> Actually I dunno if is worth to invest in the forum: do we know how many
> people are visiting it?
> Do we have any plan to "advertise" somehow the forum?
> For the moment (from a superficial read), the ones who wroute in the
> forum are mostly the same who are writing on irc.
> Afaict, irc is the place where ppl goes to got assistance, 'cause who is
> using Alpine is not a novice.
> From my personal point of view, forum is more for beginners, while irc
> and ml for more "advanced users", which is the primary audience of
> Alpine.
> Otoh, could be a way to "attract" person to Alpine, but again, we need
> to advertise is somehow.

That's basically how I feel about the forums too.

I don't mind having forums though, as long someone else are willing to
do the job. If nobody wants do it, then we should probably shut it down.


Received on Fri Oct 10 2014 - 14:00:18 UTC