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This post is a wiki post - anyone can edit it. Last updated: 29/05/2019 by @james
The structure of this forum is still evolving. We want to use categories and subcategories to help people find their way around but are cautious of ‘over-structuring’ the forum; creating too many categories and subcategories risks making it seem inactive and overwhelming.
We’re also keen that the structure evolve alongside the community itself, responding to the needs and priorities of members.
Here’s the logic behind it currently:
Category (public) / (members-only) - description
Subcategory - description
Repair in your community - an area for conversations about planning, organising, running, evaluating and new ideas for repair events. The idea here is to connect people with others in their area and facilitate practical peer support around running/attending/improving repair events.
English - an area for English-speaking members to talk and compare notes about repair events. Home to the Restart Party Kit in English.
Español - an area for conversations specific to repair events in Spanish-speaking countries and home to the Restart Party Kit in Spanish. Note: there’s an open question here about how to provide resources in Spanish but also provide spaces for national/regional conversations
Français - an area for conversations specific to repair events in Quebec and other French speaking regions/countries and home to the Restart Party Kit in French
Italiano - an area for conversations specific to repair events in Italy and home to the Restart Party Kit in Italian
[Other languages as membership of this forum grows]
Repair stories - an area to discuss personal experiences of repair (e.g. our latest repairs), ask for advice, share lessons learned and to celebrate successes.
Repair on the airwaves - an area where we’ll publish our radio show and podcast, and we encourage you to get involved, sharing ideas and even contributing to shows
Offers & Requests - an area to donate or request spare stuff (tools, spare parts, devices…)
Right to repair: policy & activism - an area for conversations about the wider world of repair, such as repair in the news, sharing interesting articles or links about electronics/electricals. The idea here is to discuss the geopolitical side of repair as well as contextualise the work we do (linking local repair to global issues).
Repair Data - An area to discuss and analyse data on repair.
Events - an area to plan/discuss/promote regional, national or international events related to the world of repair (e.g. Fixfests, conferences etc. NOT Restart parties or other community repair events)
Fixfest UK - an area to plan & discuss the first ever UK Fixfest (Manchester, Oct 2018)
Local chat - an area for conversations about what’s happening locally. Displays subcategories only visible to members of local discussion groups that have their own subcategories enabled, such as London.
Italia - This category is for Italy-focused discussions that are too local to be relevant to the wider community.
London - This category is for London-focused discussions that are too local to be relevant to the wider community.
Small Talk - an area for miscellaneous conversations that don’t fit in the other categories, but are still important for community building (like the ‘Introduce Yourself’ thread)
User guides - a library of guides and tutorials covering how to use restarters.net
Feature requests - submit requests for new features and vote for your favourites
Bug reports - somewhere to report any bugs found on restarters.net
If you have any comments or requests about this, feel free to post below!