[Bug 260937] Community page update

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Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 06:01:30 UTC

--- Comment #2 from Graham Perrin <grahamperrin@gmail.com> ---
Thanks – and sorry, I omitted a few key points from the opening post. It was a
quick opener to get the ball rolling. 

(In reply to PauAmma from comment #1)

Removal of 'Newsgroups' from the sidebar: 

* not intended to entirely remove NNTP/Usenet from the Community page

* there's the link from the third paragraph, to the FreeBSD Handbook. 

Neither of the two FreeBSD groups is disused (obsolete), it's just that NNTP is
relatively archaic. Where a community has a complementary method of
communication that's primarily web-based (with a good enough UX), the web
naturally gains traction. Much more discussion in FreeBSD Forums than in
comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc, and so on. 

(I'm not dismissing NNTP altogether. I was a very frequent user around thirty
years ago. It's simply much less attractive nowadays.)


As sidebars are typically for rapid web navigation – without scanning any
length of text, so there's value in the Community sidebar linking to the more
popular forms of interaction. 

I no longer use Twitter, so I don't know which one of the three accounts is
most popular (chatty), but I _guess_ that @freebsd is primary and should have a
place in the sidebar.


Maybe something like this (alphabetical order for everything below

FreeBSD Forums
Mailing lists
Regional groups

* BSD Now <https://www.bsdnow.tv/> is broader than FreeBSD alone, 
  however there's the community aspect – interviews etc. – I imagine 
  that it's better placed under Community, than under Support

* FreeBSD Forums, two words, its proper name

* for sidebar purposes, the phrase 'Regional groups' might be truer than 
  'User groups' – imagine being a newcomer to FreeBSD, clicking the 
  phrase for the first time (without paying attention to the main 
  body text).

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