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Netherlands sub community

Category name

Users: Netherlands

Is this top-level category or a subcategory?

A subcategory, just like the polish community.

Description of it’s purpose and which open mapping groups will serve

This will eventually be a replacement of the current Users: Netherlands of the old forum. So Dutch speaking to discuss topics related to the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Why this new category is needed instead of being hosted as part of the existing ones?

The Dutch community indicated that a separate community like on the old forum is desired.

Is this a new space or it’s already existing in other platform(s)? Where?

Yes, the old forum

What the current volume of messages in the former platform (per week/per month)

Depends on the week but currently I think around 5 new topics per week and of course discussion on those topics. We also have a sticky topic for BAG import requests which has 10.000+ replies with several new replies every week.

Is there a transition plan for the old platform to this new one? (please link or describe)

This community is mainly to illustrate how the new Users: Netherlands would look like until the full migration. It allows us to adjust and to give feedback in advance. There is quite some skepticism about this new forum among the Dutch mappers, mainly due to the fact that it is not clear how the new forum will look like (which already resulted in this question). There it is not excepted to see high volume here until the migration.

That said, the transition will depend on the forum migration. If that is successful and enough new users are convinced to use the new forum then we will just start using it/ recommending it to new users.

List the usernames of the category moderators

This is an on going question on the old forum. I am willing to be a moderator and other names will follow.

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