About the ➕ New category requests category

Request new categories for this forum by creating a new topic in this category.

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Please follow the new topic template and the forums team will check and reply to your request.

The current policy to request new categories is based on this proposal.

Details you will be asked:

  • Category name
  • Is this a top-level category or a subcategory? (If top-level, describe why that’s needed.)
  • Description of its purpose and which open mapping groups it will serve
  • Why is this new category needed instead of being hosted as part of the existing ones?
  • Is this a new space or is it already existing in other platform(s)? Where?
  • What’s the current volume of messages in the former platform (per week/per month)?
  • Is there a transition plan for the old platform to this new one? (please link or describe)
  • (Optional) A link or list of the category specific guidelines (if none OSM Etiquette Guidelines will apply)
  • List the usernames of the category moderators
    • Ideally at least 3 users who can commit to moderate the category and enforce the guidelines.
    • Any context about these 3 users and why they would be a good moderators.
    • An individual reply from these 3 users supporting the request and committing to their moderator duties

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