(also cross-posted to the OGM mailing list)
As mentioned at the end of the workshop, OGM hosts our “OGM Forum,” a discussion service using the open source Discourse software.
Sign in here: https://forum.openglobalmind.com/
Or if you don’t have an account yet: https://forum.openglobalmind.com/invites/33167533e3908379553bb28752a57dbc
In the spirit of community and barn-raising, I will say that we need to put some more time and energy into making it a more welcoming, more effective place to host our shared conversations and artifacts. It is currently not all that it can be, or all that we deserve.
For OGM Forum, I set up the software, and Jerry and I set up some initial categories. But I’m just the system administrator. And Jerry is certainly our muse and inspiration, but he is not the Chief Discusser. We need more people to chip in and help make OGM Forum, itself, better.
- better onboarding for new people, and a better new user experience
- short video demos of how to use Discourse in general, and OGM Forum in particular
- more people thinking about improvements to the information architecture
- more people doing network weaving: cross-pollinating, seeking to make connections between people and conversations both within OGM Forum
- more discussion there!
The good news is that we don’t have some big company that we do all those things for us – we get to do it right, ourselves!
If you need it, I’d be happy to give you a 20-minute personalized introduction to OGM Forum via Zoom, just pick a time on my calendar: https://calendly.com/peterkaminski/ogm-forum-intro
Or, if you want to volunteer to lead projects addressing the needs above, let’s talk! Send me email or ping me at +1-650-918-6101 (sms, whatsapp, telegram).
I’ll also schedule an OGM Forum Betterment meeting next week sometime to introduce / brainstorm / act.