Bug report #8306
Improvements to "Mailing lists" startup tip
|Category:||Documentation and Help|
|Affected QGIS version:||master||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||fixed/implemented|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||17100|
This is one of the startup tips:
This has several deficiencies:
QGIS Mailing lists
If you need help using QGIS we have a 'users' mailing list where users help each other with issues related to using our sofware. We also have a 'developers' mailing list. for those wanting help and to discuss things relating to the QGIS code base. Details on how to subscribe are in the community section of the QGIS home page.
- It only mentions the two main mailing lists, not any of the other help forums (e.g. stackexchange or national QGIS user groups)
- The title describes the solution (mailing lists) rather than the problem (getting help)
- "software" is misspelled "sofware"
- The link is to the "mailing lists" page, not to the "community section" (where there actually is information on e.g. stackexchange).
Here's an attempt to improve it:
Getting Help With QGIS
There are a number of places where users help each other with issues related to QGIS, including the stackexchange GIS forum, national or language-based QGIS user groups and mailing lists, and the main 'user' and 'developer' mailing lists (which are primarily English language). For more details see the community section of the QGIS home page.
N.B. when the new website goes live I guess the link will need to be changed again anyway, unless a redirect is set up from the old address (which might be a good idea).