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I would like to ask for the board's help about the following issue:
The main Inkscape forum, at http://www.inkscapeforum.com
, is maintained
by a single admin (microugly, see whois entry of the site for more
details), who is the only one with access to server, database and user
The admin seems to be 'alive', indicated by private messages to
microugly being read, and the 'Last active' display in the user's profil
Unfortunately, for a long time, nobody has been able to successfully
make contact with microugly (the last time I got a response was in
October last year). Martin Owens and I tried to contact microugly via
email and launchpad account, and other forum members report sending
private forum messages repeatedly.
There is currently only a single moderator taking care of spam (Lazur),
and the spamming is getting more. The moderator has already
declared that he will (understandably) not go on doing this forever, if
the admin does not answer his requests for more spam protection and
allowing more people to help soon.
There are other users who would volunteer to help, but aside from the
forum owner, there's nobody who could give them the required
permissions (or do updates to the site etc.).
As the forum is labelled "The official Inkscape 'users' forum", and is
very valuable resource for users, I think this is important for the
It would be a pity for the domain name and the collected info being
drowned in spam when the only active moderator gives up.
Can you help with this issue?
An alternative forum is maintained by Brynn, at
. It's currently a lot less active than
and thus, has a smaller information base. It's also
quite a bit slower. Its maintainer, however, is very responsive, and it
has a collection of well-curated information.
The Inkscape project itself does not have a forum, but there have been
discussions about this on the devel mailing list (but no volunteers to
add one to the website).
The current forum community discussion can be found here:
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