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Re: Octave should create a forum

From: Kai Torben Ohlhus
Subject: Re: Octave should create a forum
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2020 00:35:57 +0900
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On 1/5/20 9:36 AM, Mike Miller wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 04, 2020 at 23:18:56 +0100, edmund ronald wrote:
> [...]
>> If I may be so bold as to state a view, I dont think participants of THIS
>> list should make the forum decision based alone on discussion here. It
>> would be preferable to inform the decision by asking more naive users for
>> their opinion.
> Also a fair point. Maybe I jumped the gun a little when I asked for the
> discussion to be moved here. But consider it's also important to get the
> Octave maintainers and contributors to buy into this idea for it to
> succeed.
> If you think it's better to have a longer discussion on the help list
> first, get users and contributors there to weigh in on whether they want
> a forum at all and what needs it should meet, that's fair. Please feel
> free to continue to have that discussion.
> I have essentially assumed that it will be welcomed by newcomers, and I
> think a bigger obstacle will be getting maintainers, developers, and
> other contributors on board.
> [...]>

>From the length of this discussion topic, I think there is really a need
to remember the options and suggestions, assess their technical
realization, and finally, we should ask a wider audience what shall be
hosted on our servers (a poll).

Currently, I kind of maintain (not exclusively) some parts of Octave's
web presence (website, MediaWiki) and thought about what is possible.
See my idea to proceed the discussion here:


Personally, I also would love to find more "state of the art"
communication tools for collaboration with Octave maintainers and users.
 I do not mind maintaining another web presence as well, if we agree on
some forum software.


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