Talk:Community portal

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combined Blogs and Resources under one heading, moved it to the bottom to emphasize IRC and Forums as the 2 major congregation points of the reprap community. --TheOtherRob 18:44, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

I propose the IRC be deprecated, officially. Thus, it should not be listed as the first resource. Furthermore, I propose it should be formally deprecated, with a planned cutoff date. The forum is searchable and indexable. It has threaded discussions. Finally, none of the major and/or successful open-source software projects use IRC as a primary means of support or community development. Must we go ask them why not? I assert that it's time for the RepRap open-source community to evolve and find a way to foster its community through improved web-based tools, its forums, knowledge-bases, and creative tools I haven't though of. It will serve the community much better and more efficiently. Free