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Re: [alpine-devel] Help needed with forums

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

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

> Il 2014-10-10 12:48 Natanael Copa ha scritto:
> > Hi,
> >
> > As some have noticed we have got some spam on our forums.
> >
> > http://bugs.alpinelinux.org/issues/3421
> >
> > 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.

-nc


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