Since the Forum was introduced nine months ago with much fanfare, I believe the admin intended for the Forum (and Talk Pages) to be the place for all OGF discussions. And yet, several people on this site have expressed that having an off-site group (e.g. Discord server) would be better for hosting such discussions.
Unfortunately, yesterday's Discord incidents demonstrated the risks of having such off-site groups and reinforced the admin's stance against creating those groups.
I've always felt that the Forum and Talk Pages were sufficient for all OGF discussions, so what I'm trying to understand is this:
- Why do some users feel the need to create an off-site group?
- What are the pros/cons of using the Forum and Talk Pages as the only place for OGF discussions?
- How do off-site chats address the limitations of the Forum and Talk Pages?
- How can we use the Forum and Talk Pages more efficiently to address the limitations we've identified (so we don't feel the need to form off-site groups)?
I invite all of you in the community to give your perspective.
P.S. What's happening around the OGF Wiki? Check out these links:
|Posted by Chazeltine on 6 September 2018 at 15:11.|