Having an eye on the graphhopper repository on github.com, I noticed more and more issues by new users that are more a general question than a special issue or bug report.
Then these users get a hint by Karussell to write that topic here on discuss forum.
Some weeks ago, github invented a template feature for new issues and pull requests,
So what about creating an issue template for graphhopper with a hint to this forum when a user has a general question?
Recently I created such a template for the Osmand app project,
Yeah, I notived that too ;(
We already have a notice above the issue when creating a new one and furthermore a hint in the Readme. But maybe that is not enough and the issue template could be indeed a good way to fix this.
There is already the guidelines for contributing, a less obtrusive approach, though many keep not following them.
The proposed solution doesn’t have the disadvantage that a new issue is filled already with text and we have to delete it each time in order to write the actual contents?
We should just try it I guess
Have pushed a first version, thanks @stephan75 for the idea and let me know if and how we can improve this !
Can be triggered via this URL (‘new issue’) https://github.com/graphhopper/graphhopper/issues/new
It looks like some people even post with this change - just moving their question to the header ! https://github.com/graphhopper/graphhopper/issues/689