a forum or subforum dedicated only to code contributors.

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SalmanMohammadi
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I would like to ask the admins here, if it is possible to create a new forum or subforum specifically for code contributors? So every person would be able to create a new topic in the forum for each task she/he wants to accomplish or any bug she/he wants to fix.

I would volunteer to mentor new contributors.

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Drupal Groups module could be a solution (?)

Group is an extremely powerful Drupal 8 module that allows you to create groups of users with shared content and permissions.
https://www.ostraining.com/blog/drupal/group-module/

https://www.drupaleasy.com/video/2016/04/using-group-module-administrator-content-editor-access-control-drupal-8

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I a agree with you Salman. I would be delighted if you were my mentor.

Thank you for all.

davidpgil
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I love this! Thanks to everyone for beign excited to help with collaboration. This weekend I plan to take a crack at all of the info everyone has been sharing!

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davidpgil
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I think a forum would be better...

ADFENO
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My experience with other forums says otherwise. :)

- Most forums require you to log-in in order to reply.

- Mailing lists allow you to answer with your own email.

- I answer to this forum posts by the mailing list associated with it
(trisquel-users).

- Some forums don't provide notifications for new messages, even if a
topic is new for which you have never subscribed for, so you'll
probably end up missing possibly-interesting topics, unless you're
committed to visiting the forum page regularly.

- Mailing lists notify you through email. :)

- Some forums which do have mailing lists associated with them, tend
garble the content of messages coming from the mailing list if these
messages have "<" or it's counter-part.

SalmanMohammadi
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I agree with what you say but we can have two channels of communications with new contributors. mailing list and forum. Currently we have this trsiquel-dev list: https://listas.trisquel.info/mailman/listinfo/trisquel-devel but I suppose adding another channel would be beneficial.

If I were in the position of deciding about the project, I would also install an instance of Mattermost[1] on the Trisquel infrastructure to ease the communication of users.

[1] https://about.mattermost.com/

PS: mattermost can easily be integrated with Gitlab. https://about.gitlab.com/2015/08/18/gitlab-loves-mattermost/

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I mentionned Drupal Groups several month ago, if not a year ago and had no reply (on the dev list) Because some of us were using Etherpads & a Framasoft to colaborate together, but this was not satisfactory as it means users have to log into another instance, and not in situ

A channel must be opened for contributors ( coders, wiki) so i totally agree with Salman, the lists are not adapted for this.

SalmanMohammadi
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Framateam.org is a Mattermost instance.

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There is a mailing list intended for development discussion/updates:

https://listas.trisquel.info/mailman/listinfo/trisquel-devel

Although my faith is lost, there a gitlab instance where anyone can register and send pull requests. Getting them merged is another story.

https://devel.trisquel.info/

I don't think the communications methods are a problem, but the lack of communication from Ruben is.

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as i understand the proposal is to add a new separate distinct communication channel - that would surely be counter-productive

some issues would be discussed on one channel while other issues would be discussed on the other channel - worse than that, the same issues would be discussed on both channels but with some opinions being expressed on only one or the other so overall, such an arrangement can only hinder communication - in order to be fully in the know, one would need to follow both channels

i do agree that this forum is not appropriate for developer discussions but the following channels are already in place for that purpose:

* the #trisquel-dev IRC channel (for real-time communication such as weekly meetings)
* the trisquel-devel mailing list (for proposals and longer discussions)
* the gitlab issue tracker (for in-progress feature progress)

the #trisquel-dev IRC channel for example, is essentially dead - this indicates to me that the trisquel dev community is very small indeed and so splintering communications is a terrible idea

also it should be pointed out that, as i understand, this user forum is actually a mirror of the trisquel-users mailing list - so surely the devel mailing list could be mirrored as a forum also if that is desirable for some folks

so it would seem that the proposals such as drupal and mattermost are merely to fill the desire to play with fancy new web-based SAAS toys - i see no benefit to those over traditional "tried and true" channels that are already in place - if the intention is sincerely to improve communications then my suggestion would be to spend less time in a web browser and more time in the IRC channel

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If i wanted to play around with Fancy software i would not have nuked a Trisquel_Fr Framasoft instance i created a year ago, just yesterday...