Expanding use of this forum and how to receive notifications

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You might have noticed that this forum has not had a lot of use lately aside from our announcements for JSAV updates. Until recently, the project had only a small number of active developers involved, and so a lot of policy and technical discussions were handled by email.

Fortunately, the project is now growing in terms of the number of people involved. And we have already encountered situations where using private emails meant that people weren’t in the loop for critical information. So we are all resolved to do a better job of using this forum as a central communications point from now on.

To make this viable as a communications medium, if you are an active participant you need to know if something got posted here, since you cannot be expected to constantly troll the forum for new posts. This is what the "notifications" settings in your account are all about. If you wish to be active in this project, it is important that you turn on notifications for forum posts from this site.

To get notifications, click on the "Your Account" link at the top of this page. It should be somewhat to the right, just below the search box. From your account page, click on the tab that says "Notifications". There is a subtab labeled "Content Type". From there, check "Forum Topic", and set the time interval and notification mechanism that you prefer.

 

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Re: Expanding use of this forum and how to receive notifications

I do believe discussing things more openly could make the project more approachable to others. However, I already see the downside of this: it is a lot easier to ignore a forum post than an email. It just does not feel as "personal" as email. So it will require some effort from our part to make this work.

Ville Karavirta, Aalto University, http://villekaravirta.com/