W dniu 31.05.2016 o 00:12, Nick Mantas pisze:
Greeting fellow Geekos!
As you know lots of new stuff are coming in the future of the project!
It has occcured to me during conversations with fellow linux users
that though openSUSE is among the leading distros , help towards
technical (or other) problems still needs improvement. Quite a few
people are asking question on the facebook group, and most of them are
answered thoroughly, but we are not archived or reachable from
non-facebook users and the forum traffic is low. So I wonder is it
possible to have an official stack exchange page where users can ask
for help? What are the difficulties we might face?
Imho it would be more efficient and new users will appreciate it more.
Care to share your thoughts on what can be done? I'm willing to help
if we reach an agreement
inb4: I'm not saying to close the forum
If I see this correctly - you are saying that because one closed off
communication channel on an evil, proprietary, privacy not respecting
social portal is getting big amounts of traffic, then the project should
get another one at a different closed off portal etc? :-)
That doesn't solve the problem, does it? OpenSUSE already has forums
chats, mailing lists etc, and the problem is that these channels are
less attractive than a profile/group on a popular social media site.
Adding another one will not drive people towards the core project
channels, and will not give easier search capabilities etc.
I think that lowering the access restriction to e.g. the forums would
help. Currently to post on the forums one needs a SUSE/Novell sso
account, which random internet users rarely have. Many people greatly
oppose registering new accounts nowadays, especially to just write a
single topic. To get past this obstacle, implementing some external
login methods like openid or oauth would greatly help. Then the people
from failbook could be gently pushed to move to the official forums for
What do you think?
Łukasz "Cyber Killer" Korpalski
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