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Thu 14 Apr 2016 5:46AM

Contact email address

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 504

We need an email address to be give to people. It would be better to have this as a mailing list so its easy to share this with multiple people. It would have been nice if loomio had this option, but loomio does not support it.

I suggest we create a private group at forum.disroot.org and set our mx records to disroot. I'm going to request someone@pirates.org.in let me know who wants to be in the list.

Disroot is community run and we have good relations with them. There are other community run services like autistici.org or riseup.net, but they may not be willing to give @pirates.org.in domain. Another option might be to run our own discourse instance. But we'll need some volunteers to maintain it.

PP

Pirate Praveen Sun 17 Apr 2016 10:46AM

Disroot team said they don't want to host political parties or commercial organizations. I think we should setup a loomio instance on a server we manage and add the feature for email alias for groups.

PP

Poll Created Sun 17 Apr 2016 10:52AM

Run a loomio instance on our server/domain Closed Sun 1 May 2016 10:38AM

Pros:
1. This will reduce burden of loomio.org (we have the expertise to run it ourselves)
2. Give us direct control over our data
3. We can customize it as we need (membership approval and email support)
4. Better branding on our own domain

Cons:
1. Need more volunteers to maintain (we can find them as we grow)
2. Need more resources (we can crowd fund it)

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 80.0% 4 PP PB RKR PV
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 20.0% 1 KAK
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 14 RD AA A SUK S MKT S JI BC AS PK NG UU W

5 of 19 people have participated (26%)

PP

Pirate Praveen
Agree
Sun 17 Apr 2016 10:53AM

Yes, we should manage it ourselves.

PB

Pirate Bady
Agree
Sun 17 Apr 2016 10:58AM

I support having direct control over our own data & the ability to customize look and features. Hence I agree.

RKR

Rahul Krishnan R A
Agree
Sun 17 Apr 2016 11:46AM

Manage our own server is a good idea, we can add more features and customize it according to our wish. I strongly agree to this concept.

KAK

Karthikeyan A K
Disagree
Mon 18 Apr 2016 9:38AM

hmm, nope, loomio is good enough. If we want we can pay them. Lets get funding first, till then lets use free stuff.

PV

Pirate Vik
Agree
Mon 18 Apr 2016 7:50PM

Prefer the group hosting it's own data

PB

Pirate Bady Mon 25 Apr 2016 10:13PM

@karthikeyanak can you explain in detail why you disagreed? the reason you have already stated is that "loomio is good enough" - yes, and we are going to run this same loomio but on our own server and that too for free. loomio is a free and open-source project and anyone can deploy it to their own server as mentioned here (you may correct me if i'm wrong.). i kindly suggest you to go again through the advantages of running loomio on our server as mentioned in the proposal description and reconsider you decision.

PP

Pirate Praveen Tue 10 May 2016 11:43AM

@karthikeyanak if we make a decision, we can ask for funds. Can you check with the loomio team if they can add support for assigning an email address to a subgroup (so new threads can be created by sending an email)? discourse has this feature already. We could crowd fund if they are okay with the idea.

PB

Pirate Bady Fri 14 Oct 2016 6:49AM

@karthikeyanak if we can run loomio on our own server without any additional expenses can't we just do it? pls restate your opinion.

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