[TYPO3-english] Is there any need for an English TYPO3 discussionforum?

Stephen Bungert stephenbungert at yahoo.de
Mon May 14 14:45:59 CEST 2012

I would quite like an online forum, rather than a newsgroup (because I would 
like to be able to do everything through my browser than fire-up outlook 
express), but I not sure the demand is there...

look at how many people have posted to the drupal forums, othere are several 
forums there that have more posts then all the forums on 

The forum may end up with just a few empty unanswered threads each month... 
nothing shows a new user that the software doesn't have a large active 
userbase than an unused support forum.

"Thomas Skierlo" <pubtsk1 at pix-pro.eu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:mailman.896.1336993581.551.typo3-english at lists.typo3.org...
> Hi everybody,
> I'm a German living in the Netherlands, who prefers to discuss technical 
> matters in English forums and lists. I'm a participating on this list for 
> about two month now, and I like the friendliness and quality of it very 
> much.
> All official TYPO3 documentation is in English and the product localizes 
> extremely well. I think that many people, like me before, do not subscribe 
> to mailing lists, mainly because they are looking for other forms of 
> information first, like discussion forums, which might be a more modern 
> approach -- at least a more convenient one.
> One major aspect of a forum is the fact, that beginners get good hints, 
> mainly from other, more advanced beginners and intermediates. A forum 
> therefore could help to keep the very basic questions out of the mailing 
> lists, which always will cover more advanced topics.
> If you use Google for some usage statistics you'll find out that TYPO3's 
> acceptance is extremely good for the German (or similar) language 
> countries, like Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and it's popularity 
> and installation-count is decreasing outside the EU and Scandinavian 
> countries. Imagine yourself a young turkish CMS developer, who wants to 
> learn more about TYPO3. Besides the official documentation he or she would 
> hunt for information in Turkish or English language, but definitely no in 
> German.
> Today we have two well administrated and lively forums in German language 
> and, at least after my short research, not even one in English. Other 
> users and I suggested an "English" section for the most active German 
> TYPO3 forum at http://www.typo3forum.net <http://www.typo3forum.net/> , 
> and the makers behind it would agree to open one (or more), if it would 
> really be of general interest.
> I was asked to discuss this matter on the mailing list -- voilà. I'm a 
> plain user of the forum mentioned, and not an owner or maker of it
> Would you like to have an English language subsection on this popular 
> forum - not as an alternative to this excellent mailing list, but as an 
> addition? If yes, which structure should it have?
> All of you who can read German will find the active discussion under 
> http://www.typo3forum.net/forum/aenderungen/49716-typo3-forum-englisch.html. 
> Use this thread as well if you like.
> TIA for any feedback,
> Thomas Skierlo

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