If there is any documentation, can https://community.openstreetmap.org link to it?

There’s appears to be no no link to any documentation from the links from https://community.openstreetmap.org/. There’s an about link (which says who the admins and moderators are) and an FAQ (which seems entirely concerned with etiquette guidelines).

I’ve heard people talk about documentation, so it must exist somewhere, but can the site link to it?

Do You mean New Users Guide?

That just seems to be a link to a thread? That isn’t visible anywhere at https://community.openstreetmap.org/. Where is the searchable documentation? I tried searching that thread for “draft” (just an example) and found nothing.

It looks like what you need is some sort of official documentation for Discourse, which doesn’t appear to exist (apart from perhaps the Docs section on the meta forum).

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Thats a useful link, thanks - and it’s searchable!

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New user guide topic is linked from the global banner at the top of the forums, you might have discarded it for your user (clicking the X button)

It probably needs to be actually linked somewhere rather than just below (and in a smaller font size than) “request a category”.

Where do you think it would be best placed? Maybe the /faq page?

That would make sense. Currently that seems to be a copy of the etiquette guidelines rather than an FAQ list.




The way it’s been done https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/how-to-use-this-forum-for-new-users/314 isn’t really a solution to this problem - I just looked for this again and couldn’t find it again. If there can be only one FAQ then it needs to be above the “etiquette” gubbins, not below.