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

Simon Browning simon at seethroughweb.com
Tue May 15 01:45:45 CEST 2012

On 12-05-14 7:06 AM, Thomas Skierlo wrote:
> 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.

The only newsgroups I've used in the last 10 years are the TYPO3 
newsgroups.  They're great, but archaic, and I think do nothing to help 
people who have the impression that TYPO3 is hard to use.


> 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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