The Ushahidi forums are becoming the place to go for help, insight and information on Ushahidi.

Recently, we had a question asking about how to add user authentication. After reading my response I realize that my answer on “user levels” might not be what the questioner is looking for… This is the beauty of a forum though, because it means we can communicate in a way that isn’t highly efficient, but does allow for interaction and clarification to take place over time.

The Ushahidi forums - categoriesOver the past couple months, the activity has started to increase. We’ve got special areas for:

What we’re hoping we see more of is some of the non-technical users sharing their uses and lessons learned. We’ve come to realize, from our own first deployment in Kenya, that the technical part might be a bit of a headache to get going in the beginning, but that it really doesn’t compare to the amount of work and focus it takes to run a successful marketing campaign so that people know your site is out there.

The forums are also becoming the place to go for connecting with other users around the world. It’s a great place to meet others who are part of the extended community who can help with deployments, translations and customizations.

A lot of people in the community are active on the forums. If you’ve got a question, want to show off your latest deployment of Ushahidi, or are troubleshooting a difficult installation issue, we hope you do it there.

Give it a try and see what you find out!