Linux.ie’s LAMP discussion forum is now open. No pushing; plenty of room for everyone.
There was a bit of discussion on the webdev mailing list about whether or not it was superfluous.
My own opinion, is that it was not – lamp.linux.ie’s main reason for existance is discussion of LAMP web-development, by Irish developers. As far as I know, no forum exists for that specific purpose, and it is required.
Advantages to having this specifically for Irish developers:
- The readers will most likely be acquainted with each other either professionally or socially
- Use of the forum will grow the readers’ social circle of like-minded people.
- If a reader is having a particularly sticky problem, there may be someone on the board who can physically come around and help out (for the price of a pint or two, naturally).
I can’t think of any disadvantages.
As for whether or not the site becomes a popular development centre – we’ll just have to wait and see!