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#1 2019-08-21 21:41:12

yrtimiD
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From: Israel
Registered: 2010-10-08
Posts: 249

Do we want a telegram group?

Looks like telegram chats are gain popularity.
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lis … m_accounts

They are more accessible, but harder to monitor.
Since we are not super big community, we can try too. For sure it will be easier to invite new users to telegram and not to forum to discuss new problems smile

Yalla? Something like @OSM_Israel?

UPD:  https://telegram.me/OSM_Israel

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#2 2019-08-22 04:06:00

Harel M
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From: Israel
Registered: 2013-04-14
Posts: 52
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Re: Do we want a telegram group?

I have seen some usage on Slack which might also prove to be a good alternative but either will work for me, this forum is so outdated...

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#3 2019-08-22 08:30:28

Negreheb
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From: Austria
Registered: 2015-11-10
Posts: 234

Re: Do we want a telegram group?

Greets from austria.

Question, why is the forum outdated?

And, i can suggest https://riot.im/ it is open source and it is possible to host the own matrix (protocol) server, named synapse.
But its good useable without an own server as well.

There are already some osm groups there.
Available via desktop, browser, android app, and so on. Just a suggestion.

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#4 2019-08-22 15:28:59

zstadler
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Registered: 2012-05-05
Posts: 341
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Re: Do we want a telegram group?

I've participated in the global OSM Telegram channel and it was chaotic. The nature of chat is that there are no topics and coherant conversations cannot be done in parallel.

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#5 2019-08-27 13:17:57

Ynhockey
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Registered: 2012-10-01
Posts: 37

Re: Do we want a telegram group?

Don't mind having a group as a means of quick communication but it's probably best to leave updates of wider interest and general discussions for the forum.

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#6 2019-08-30 11:00:55

yrtimiD
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From: Israel
Registered: 2010-10-08
Posts: 249

Re: Do we want a telegram group?

zstadler wrote:

I've participated in the global OSM Telegram channel and it was chaotic. The nature of chat is that there are no topics and coherant conversations cannot be done in parallel.

Yeah, I felt this too, but we are pretty small group, so it should be pretty silent smile
and yes, chat are for quick questions, forum - for long discussions smile

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#7 2019-08-30 11:36:14

yrtimiD
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From: Israel
Registered: 2010-10-08
Posts: 249

Re: Do we want a telegram group?

Please join https://telegram.me/OSM_Israel

@Harel, may I use logo from your https://github.com/IsraelHikingMap?

If anybody wants to be an admin - just ping me!

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#8 2019-08-30 12:24:21

Harel M
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From: Israel
Registered: 2013-04-14
Posts: 52
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Re: Do we want a telegram group?

@Negreheb gust from the top of my head:
1. This forum is not mobile friendly and doesn't have a mobile app - it doesn't work well and is a pain to use with a mobile device.
2. You don't get a mail when someone mentions you.
3. You need to manually subscribe to a topic you would like to get mail for - even when you posted a comment, this is just bad UX...
4. You need to get into this forum in order to read other people comments instead of getting them by mail.
5. You need to login every once in a while - is this my bank account or a simple forum?

Bottom line - it serves its purpose but does it very poorly.
Github issues is a delight and works extremely well - this is how I expect a forum to behave these days.

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