About the Network and Community category


#1

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#2

Hi. Can we create subcategories?

Maybe at the ‘Network and Community’ we could have subcategoriesfor each country or region? If that won’t mess up the forum as a whole, I suggest we have a ‘Brasil’ subcategory for this category here and I’ll try to invite people from Brazil.

Someone at the open science IRC channel just pointed out Discourse and a realised it was the same forum Rufus has shown to me today! (Still haveb’t time to figure out if that is a good substitute for meling lists.)

Maybe a category for working groups and their subcategories by language or coutry could be good as well?


#3

Yes we can very easily. I’ll make you an admin and then you can create sub-categories.


#4

In France, we have decided to run our own Discourse forum for our projects. We did not know discuss.okfn.org existed.
I am wondering if we should use the global forum instead.
What are other local groups considering?


#5

GNU mailman only allow a few options so I believe that there haven’t reasons for
a local group use your own server to run GNU mailman. If they want quickly
response to request I believe that members that would keep the local group
server could join OKF sysadmin team.

In case of discourse there are more options (e.g. creation of new topics/threads
by email) that a local group want to have and OKF sysadmin team will not
enable for some reason. In this case the local team should run their own
discourse server. Otherwise I prefer to keep all conversation at the same place.


#6

We’ll pilot Swedish-speaking now on part of forum. Potentially unlisted/limited access for non-Swedes. Will update this post as it develops.