Bulgaria subcategory

Category name

България (Bulgaria)

Is this a top-level category or a subcategory?


Description of its purpose and which open mapping groups it will serve

Subcategory for the Bulgarian local community to discuss topics specific to mapping in Bulgaria. It should replace the currently used forum sub-section found at users: Bulgaria / OpenStreetMap Forum

Why is this new category needed instead of being hosted as part of the existing ones?

To discuss specific items for mapping in Bulgaria.

Is this a new space or does it already exist on other platforms? Where?

Former OSM Forum / users: Bulgaria

Current volume of messages on the former platforms, if any (per week/per month)

Low volume (several messages per month)

Is there a transition plan for the old platform to this new one? (please link or describe)

No transition plan yet, but would be nice to have one.

(Optional) A link or list of the category specific guidelines

OSM Etiquette Guidelines apply.

List the usernames of the category moderators

The following moderators are proposed, of their prominent role in editing OSM in Bulgaria.
The subject list is discussed in the former forum here using the same usernames.

Dimitar155 - Active mapper since 2021 and active contributor to the local tagging discussions;
ivanatora - Active mapper since 2010 and active contributor to the local tagging discussions;
plamen - Active mapper since 2009 and active contributor to the local tagging discussions.

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Thanks for the request.

While we wait for the proposed moderators to comment here they are OK with the role, it would be great if you could edit the initial message adding their usernames in these forums and a brief description on why each moderator was proposed. This is asked as part of the process to provide transparency and allow a community conversation to happen here.

As per the current Moderation Selection Criteria note that for the list of moderators to be approved, 5 days of community discussion will need to take place here (always including weekend days) and then a voting poll to validate the list by the community will be open for another 5 days too.

Thanks again!

I accept the nomination.

Hello there!
I will try being useful as a category moderator.

Thanks everyone,

As per the current Moderation Selection Criteria now the community has 5 days (that must include weekend days) to discuss about this proposal.

After that a voting poll will be opened for another 5 days to validate the list.


@plamen can you update your first post or with a reply to include a brief description of the proposed moderators before we open the poll voting? Thanks!

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Hello again everyone,

Five days have passed for the community discussion so now a voting poll is opened for another five days to validate the final list.

The list will be validated if it gets at least 80% of yes votes. Note that votes (who voted what) are public to help identify any abuses.


Do you approve @Dimitar155 @ivanatora and @plamen to be category moderators for the “Bulgaria” category?
  • Yes I approve
  • No, I don’t approve (please comment below)

0 voters

The #communities:bg category is now created and the approved moderators have been added to the group.

Please make sure you request an update to the OSM Community Index to include this new channel for your community and remove any former/inactive one.

Also, please make sure you edit the “About community category” topic to include a link to OSM Etiquette in your language, you can provide a translation if needed on the wiki.