The OSM Welcome message could use some changes to see if we can encourage more participation from new subscribers. The current signon process is quick and easy. (At least if you don't read all the legalese in the Agreement.) My goal is to build a welcome message that encourages more participation and mapping. I invite everyone to share their thoughts on what should and shouldn't be in the message.
Listed below, in no particular order, are some of my thoughts
- OSM Philosophy
- Code of Conduct
- Invitation to join the OSMF and local chapter
- How and why to donate to OSM
- Where to meet other mappers
- A link to HOT's LearnOSM.
If you'd like to help, just drop me a line.
If it has been a while since you signed up for the first time, below is the current process as done on a desktop computer. Not sure what it looks like on a mobile device. The last screenshoot is the welcome message. What is your opinion; can it be improved?
Initial Sign up
Full text of the agreement is here.