Subcategory, below the Communities section.
To discuss topics related to OSM in India, both for the local community in India and the international OSM community
The old users:India forum is in read-only mode. Most local community discussions happen on Telegram and Matrix, but these platforms don’t work well for long-term discussions and they require an extra account to access.
Migration of users:India
The main OSM India Telegram/Matrix group averages a 100 messages per week. Other regional groups, including OSM Kerala and OSM Bengaluru, have their own separate Telegram/Matrix groups. users:India would normally get under a dozen messages per month, but the local community in India has grown a lot since the time the users:India forum went inactive.
The new Subcategory will complement the existing Telegram/Matrix groups and will not replace them.
@NLBRT (osm) - volunteered to be a moderator. OSM contributor for 10 months, very active in the OSM India community discussions on Telegram/Matrix and documenting India-specific topics on the OSM Wiki.
@contrapunctus (osm) - nominated by NLBRT and confirmed by contrapunctus. OSM contributor for 7 years, nominee for the Greatness in Mapping Award, 2020, co-organizer of mapping parties in Delhi and creator of the Obsessed with OSM videos.
Anyone else who would like to volunteer as a moderator, or suggest names of users who could be moderators, is welcome to reply on this thread. Keep in mind the Moderator selection criteria.