Fri 20 Mar 2015 9:18PM

Replace tagging mailling list with Loomio?

KK Kotya Karapetyan Public Seen by 406

I challenge you to prove that the tagging mailing list or the OSM forum have significant advantages over this tool in proposal discussions and initial voting.
No, you need to establish Loomeo is better than List or Forum. (OK, anyone can edit thread introduction ? DB)


Jan van Bekkum Fri 20 Mar 2015 9:46PM

What about pricing? Will Loomio be free of charge for OSM?


Kotya Karapetyan Fri 20 Mar 2015 10:20PM

Looks like it will be free. According to their help:

Money will never be a barrier for people using Loomio to do great stuff in their communities. If your group doesn't have the budget to pay for software, you don't need to pay a subscription. However, we may occasionally ask your group members for a donation.


Kotya Karapetyan Fri 20 Mar 2015 10:29PM

I do see one trouble here, in comparison to other tools (mailing list, forum, StackExchange): I don't think it is possible to comment on an answer. I can link to it (e.g. this is a link to the comment by Jan). I can also mention a specific person (like @janvanbekkum). But I cannot build a tree structure. Mailing list gives too much freedom. SE limits it to just 2 levels (question and answers and the coments). Here there seems to be just one level—question and "discussion").


Poll Created Fri 20 Mar 2015 10:32PM

I propose to spend a couple of weeks pre-evaluating Loomio Closed Thu 21 Mar 2019 10:02PM

This is a test proposal, to evaluate Loomio's functionality and UX. Please comment and otherwise try to abuse the tool so that we see how it goes.


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 57.1% 4 CG KK JVB DS
Abstain 28.6% 2 MR C
Disagree 14.3% 1 DB
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 9 ALT P M3C J DU SD P“J PG H

7 of 16 people have participated (43%)


Kotya Karapetyan
Fri 20 Mar 2015 10:33PM

Loomio seems to be well-implemented dedicated tool for discussions. I think it makes a sense to at least take a closer look at it.


David Bannon
Fri 20 Mar 2015 11:28PM

Disagreeing to make the pie look more interesting !
1. If you 'take a position' you get a new page and cannot copy text from previous contributions.
2. Cannot respond to particular contributions, thats sad.


Jan van Bekkum
Sat 21 Mar 2015 6:08AM

At least doing a test is worth the effort. It looks at least more readable than the mailing list.


Jan van Bekkum
Sat 21 Mar 2015 6:34AM

At least doing a test is worth the effort. It looks more readable than the mailing list.


Dan S
Sun 22 Mar 2015 9:34PM

yeah why not? no commitment implied, it'd at least help us think through what kind of collaboration support we need


Cyrille Giquello
Tue 10 May 2016 6:42AM

I agree, should be efficient if debats are done in another place and loomio reserved for clear and final argumentation (and vote).

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