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Re: Octave should create a forum

From: GoSim
Subject: Re: Octave should create a forum
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2020 19:34:02 -0600 (CST)

siko1056 wrote
> 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:
>    https://wiki.octave.org/Forum_for_GNU_Octave
> 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.
> Best,
> Kai

can't vote, only for devs?

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