Are you a fan of the NGW List, the GroupWise support forums?
Check out “the GroupWise Exchange“, a brand new GroupWise-answers-community-site, set up just last week!
(I saw a hit of it on Twitter)
This is a short email’d interview I had with Chris Abbey, one of its founders:
GWCheck: Can you introduce the people behind “the GroupWise Exchange”?
Chris: I’m Chris Abbey one of the TGX moderators and one of the “Old Guard” for want of a better description.
For better or for worse I’ve been tussling with NetWare since 1985c and GroupWise since the turn of the century, so I do have some first hand knowledge of the difficulties experienced with the installation and support of Novell products.
Unfortunately that doesn’t mean I have all the answers 🙂
GWCheck: What is “the GroupWise Exchange”?
Chris: You will of course be well aware of the phenomenal success of the “micro-community” sites like StackOverflow.com and Superuser.com using the StackExchange software, which has encouraged us to announce a GroupWise version called “The GroupWise Exchange”.
GWCheck: How is “the GroupWise Exchange” interactive?
Chris: The new site allows users to ask and answer questions, and through membership and active participation, to vote questions and answers up or down and edit questions and answers in a wiki fashion.
Users of TGX can also earn reputation points and “badges”; for example, a person is awarded 10 reputation points for receiving an “up” vote on an answer given to a question, and can receive badges for their valued contributions. RSS feeds are available for the latest questions and answers on particular topics or tags.
GWCheck: What is your goal with “the GroupWise Exchange”?
Chris: We are hoping that with wide community support “The GroupWise Exchange” can become every bit as vibrant and useful a resource as sites like StackOverflow and Superuser, providing a comprehensive, community based and free support infrastructure for the GroupWise community at large.
GWCheck: Where can we find “the GroupWise Exchange”?
Chris: As you have already discovered the site is located at www.groupwise.co.uk where we hope users will sign up and start participating.
GWCheck.com offers a direct search form to “the GroupWise Exchange” (right on top on the GWCheck.com main page.