[OpenIndiana-discuss] Help with website

Bernd Helber bernd at helber-it-services.com
Sat Oct 8 20:48:02 UTC 2011

Hi List,

firstly people tend to socialise.... thats a point why people like to
use Blogs, Forums you name it.

Wikis in general are great for Documentation. But it has not the same
appeal to End Users.

Have a look at Ubuntu Forums, and you know why.
People like to have a Conversation, also sharing the  Experience. The
Forum was one of the important points why Linux Distributions like
Ubuntu, OpenSuSE had appeal to Endusers in the past few years.

Mailing Lists, are great for System Engineers, System Administrators and
Devs. But Mailing Lists aren't very sexy. :)

But i would tend to say building a Forum or a Social Network, for
Solaris/OpenIndiana Nexenta Delphix Users, should be done in a proper
kind of manner.

Every popular Linux Distribution, also the FreeBSD Community is running
Forums, or Webboards in Addition to the Mailing lists.

Maybe it would make sense to talk to the guys who are in Charge for
Public Relations at Nexenta, Joyent Belenix, Openindia. A Webforum for
Users of Solaris Distributions, could make sense.  But as we all know it
takes time to build a community.

Have a nice weekend Guys

Am 08.10.11 20:34, schrieb Josef 'Jeff' Sipek:
> I forgot to add... I generally search the web for "opensolaris" or "solaris
> 11" along with what I want to do.  Sometimes, pre-osol ways of doing things
> still apply.
> Jeff.
> On Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 02:32:59PM -0400, Josef 'Jeff' Sipek wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 11:56:42AM -0600, LinuxBSDos.com wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> There seems to be plenty of resources for devs, but very little for
>>> end-users, especially those new to the Solaris way of doing stuff.
>>> There is a general discussion list, but I think it would be better if all
>>> that discussion takes place in a forum-like setting, instead of via a
>>> mailing list.
>>> I can volunteer to help set up and maintain one, and take care of other
>>> basic web-related chores.
>> First things first, why do you thing a web-forum is better than a mailing
>> list?
>> Regardless, I agree that there is a bit of a lack of documentation.  Do you
>> think a forum/mailing list would work better than a wiki?
>> Either way, we could use all the help we can find.
>> Jeff.
>> -- 
>> I'm somewhere between geek and normal.
>> 		- Linus Torvalds
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with kind regards

 Bernd Helber

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