I’m a mapper in Western Australia. I think most conversation about Australia at the moment is on the talk-au mailing list, but I just thought I’d see if there are any other Aussies here yet, and if they’d be interested in an Australia category (or tag). I will of course also post to the mailing list about this.
(Also, if anyone’s in Perth this weekend, we’ve got a meetup happening!)
Not sure how this is going to work. The communication channels are getting so fragmented for such a small group of people. You are supposed to be able to interact with Discourse by email so that might make this one work OK for me.
I totally agree, it feels like the old “one more place” problem — but maybe everyone’s been feeling the fragmentation enough anyway, and so this place might be a unifying thing. I’d love to get off Slack and other proprietary places. I’m not sure about the mailing list, but I think the idea here is that ‘mailing list mode’ will be enabled at some point: that’d mean there would be a dedicated email address to post to an #Australia category, so I guess would work pretty much the same as the existing mailing list. I think it already works for replies to existing topics.
Yeah, I must admit I do find Discourse much easier to follow and use than a mailing list. Especially for things that might need to be picked up again at a later date, it feels like it keeps things together better.