AltME: Community


I mentioned a little earlier the idea of posting a message containing links to all Rebol/Rebol-related community locations along with activity levels in each of these. This would be a weekly or bi-weekly posting at each location. The idea is to allow people to easily find out how active the other communities are at the moment if they happen to fall into any one of them as a result of a search, for example.
The content would be something like:
This is a periodic posting of community links along with activity levels for discussion dedicated to Rebol and Rebol-like languages. The intent is to bring a dispersed community together by providing the current list of places where the community gathers along with reasonably accurate activity indicators for each place. This list will be posted in each location weekly or bi-weekly so that anyone dropping by will not have to look far in order to learn where else things are happening.
Currently the activity stats are gathered manually and postings are also not automated. This will hopefully change as the requisite scripts to scrape and post automatically are developed. This updated list will eventually be available at as the site is cleaned up post Rebol open sourcing.
# Chats
## R3 Chat
This is the primary forum for Rebol 3.0. It runs from any Rebol console in a text mode, but a GUI version is planned.
- Run R3, type chat and follow the instructions (all platforms.)
- Type "help" for more information or visit R3 DevBase Chat Forum (
- To view public messages from any web browser go to RebDev mobile/phone interface (
- Problems? Please contact Rebol Technologies at (
Activity: 4 messages this month
## Rebol chat on Stack Overflow (
- Note that you will need a reputation of 20 in order to be able to post in the chat.
- You can gain this minimal reputation (essentially a spam filter) by participating in the Stack Overflow group of sites.
Activity: 380 messages this week
## AltME Worlds
A private instant messaging system where rebolers hang out 24/7. The current world dedicated to Rebol and Rebol-like language discussion is called REBOL4
- Get client at
- connect to the 'rebol-gate' world with user/pass, guest/guest
- request account on REBOL4 world in the REBOL4 request group
Web archives of public groups, first to last in the most active world, REBOL4, as well as the dormant world, REBOL3:
Activity: 286 posts last 6 days
# Forums
## Rebol Facebook group (
A new special interest group for Facebook users.
Activity: 26 messages this month
## Rebol Google+ community (
Activity: 4 messages this month
## Rebol Google Group (!forum/rebol)
Activity: 43 messages this month
## Synapse EHR Rebol Forum (
A web-based forum for R2 and R3, provided by Synapse EHR
Activity: 13 messages this month
## RebelBB France (
A simple forum, written in Rebol, for French speakers.
Activity: 140 messages this month
## Nick's Rebol Forum (
A micro-forum (just a few lines of Rebol) hosted by Nick Antonaccio. (Note: the captcha question is first.)
Activity: 79 messages this month
# Q&A (Question & Answer)
## Stack Overflow questions on Rebol
Activity: 219 questions tagged
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Of course this should be on, but that's currently not up-to-date and doesn't include activity levels. Any comments, additions, etc?
Suggested message title? I was thinking something like: Community Activity Report for <Date>
I've seen this kind of periodic, summary messages being posted on several mailing lists and find them helpful and not overly intrusive or spammy - thoughts?
Looks good ...
The only mailing list active is the f8bk one?
not sure - thought I remembered that the lists are defunct now. The Facebook spot is just a group - is there a mailing list somewhere there as well?
the AltME numbers are bogus though - I got those from the web archive which shows only the web-public activity (and a non-constant one at that, if you hit F5 repeatedly)
I'd like to get the true numbers
what is "f8bk"? You mean facebook? Fb is not a mailing list, I think. The!forum/rebol
Also, the stackoverflow is not as active as it may look at the first sight. The reboltutorial's activity is sometimes quite "artificial", I would say.
Adrian, thanks for getting this restarted.
I think we should put this up on the Wiki for a start. This will give us a convenient location to point to.

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