Ok, I’ve tried this before with mixed results but I think this time that the technology is up to the task. Up in the top menu you will see a Forums button, which will take you to the Ramblings Community Forums. This is intended simply as a place for reader-initiated discussions, so you folks don’t need to wait for me to write an article in order to have your say in the comments.
There are initially three forums in the set:
- Fiber & Data Roundtable – A place for discussions related to fiber, telecom, data, colocation, cloud, voip, cdn, or anything related to internet infrastructure. No commercial messages please!
- Customer Connection - Need to reach a service provider, but the regular channels aren’t getting through? Try here, the Ramblings community may be able to hook you up with the right person. This section was inspired by conversations we have seen in comments over the years here on Telecom Ramblings, and I’m open to any suggestions in making it useful to all.
- Site Information & Suggestions - Discussions about the site, how to use it, how not to use it, and how it might be improved. Self-explanatory.
Registration is mandatory, but can be anonymous as always. If you have registered in the past then that account should work fine as is. However, be warned that my anti-spam technology is, well, necessarily aggressive. If your registration gets caught in it and you can’t create an account, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t get the verification email promptly, PLEASE check your spam folder, chances are it’s in there.
So please take a look, and maybe create a topic or reply to one to get the feel for things. And if you have an idea how to make these forums work for us all, please don’t hesitate to let me know either privately or by using the Site Information and Suggestions forum itself. This section’s appearance and functionality will be evolving over time.