subcategory below the Communities section.
Subcategory for the Thailand local community to discuss topics specific to mapping in Thailand. It should replace the currently used forum sub-section found at users: Thailand / OpenStreetMap Forum
We have no fancy icon yet, but could create a country-specific variation of the logo like others did.
Discuss topics which are specific to Thailand.
It existed before on forum
Forum is relatively low-volume with about 400 topics and 3.5k posts in total
I opened a discussion thread on the forum to collect opinions. As we have some community agreements documented in the forum I hope that this can be preserved in some way as a reference.
Linking here to the forum for reference: Migration of forum towards community / users: Thailand / OpenStreetMap Forum
no specific guidelines apply here
I suggest to start with the existing moderators: Mishari, stephankn
There are other active community members who might be willing to support here as well.
In the past we did not have extreme demand for moderation, so this should be more of a “just-in-case” task.
more in-depth moderator description I copied from below:
Active in OSM since about 10 years. Has a history of being active in the FOSS world. Is bringing together community members for mapping events. Has actively participated in forum discussions and knows what is going on with OSM in Thailand.
Active in OSM since 14 years. Was part of the expat community in Thailand which started mapping there. I am running a server with various services which supported OSM related activities, currently the main services a bilingual map rendering used by some map consumers in Thailand and Laos community. I did organize the first OSM user meeting in Thailand over 10 years ago. I know the challenges local members face and their worries about organized remote mappers taking over Thailand.
We propose to add nitinatsangsit as a new member to the moderator team for the Thailand subcategory. He joined OSM three years ago and demonstrated active participation in the community. He did actively engage in the forum discussions and is seeking for consensus in the mapping topics brought up.
6-sep-22: added moderator proposal details
9-sep-22: added nitinatsangsit to proposed moderator list