Very interesting stuff here…
I think the “official word” from the company / core team at OpenROV is that we will go wherever there are people willing to talk / share about this sort of thing so it sounds like the most likely thing will be do have a combined approach where we are in a few places. Provisionally, let’s start with what we have, the forum and the new FB group–there’s been a good response for users who are already there.
The folks over on the OpenROV support / community management side of things should basically act as the bridge between all the different properties (forum, FaceBook, and any additional property areas). Making sure that really good content or expeditions or interesting stuff get’s cross posted. It’s true that some platforms may be better at some things for example sharing video seems to happen more naturally on Facebook while posting plans for modules / accessories and such seems to fit better here on the forum.
I really appreciate the candor in this topic. I agree that we should make sure not to exclude anybody nor should we encourage people to move where they don’t want to go. I’ve pretty much drank all the kool-aid so I’m going to be everywhere. Also, I’m going to look into some other platforms to see what might make sense to bring up in parallel–so thanks for that idea!
Lastly, if anybody is enthusiastic about being an admin or moderator either here or anywhere please send me a quick note with what you have in mind.