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From Benoit Chesneau <bchesn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: osqa
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:07:21 GMT
On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 10:09 PM, matt j. sorenson <matt@sorensonbros.net>wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 3:54 PM, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 7:50 PM, matt j. sorenson <matt@sorensonbros.net
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > >
> > > > >> On Oct 30, 2013, at 5:21 PM, Benoit Chesneau wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >> My goal is to have a website managed by the Apache CouchDB project
> > > where
> > > > >> the neutrality, privacy and independence is guaranteed. Having
a
> > > system
> > > > we
> > > > >> can host where all the content is under the apache license would
> > make
> > > > sure
> > > > >> it is. I don't want to force anyone interested to go on a private
> > > owned
> > > > >> website whose the business mode is still to come, provide his
> login
> > or
> > > > >> having to read some advertising just to find answers.
> > > >
> > >
> > > RE: proposing an in-house alternate to SO/SE
> > >
> > > (And first let me say that while I benefit greatly from SO/SE Q&A, I
> am a
> > > longstanding critic of the moderation, scoring and the original creator
> > > whose name I shall not type)
> > >
> > > Benoit's stated goals are noble, but
> > >
> > > "One does not simply pave cowpaths thousands of miles away from the
> cows.
> > > Unless one is ready for a long, grueling, and fatality-ridden cattle
> > > drive[1]" --North Dakotan Proverb
> > >
> > > [1] Lonesome Dove[2] is probably my favorite all time show
> > > [2] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096639/
> >
> >
> > there are people that goes directly at the farm to look for the milk, and
> > the others that go at the mall. I prefer the first one, the milk is
> always
> > better.
> >
> > ie why do you think it is more difficult to people to ask and answer to
> the
> > questions on the project website than on a generic website where you are
> > not sure to find the right answer?
> >
> > For me it is just like posting an issue. And we could even share the
> > credentials. By hosting the website and moderate ourself we will somehow
> > validate the quality of the content. People will make sure to find the
> > right persons.
> >
> > - benoit
> >
>
> SO and the ever-expanding stackexchange topic-centric sites have tremendous
> traction, is all I'm saying. Well that, and why bother with the extra
> infra and
> overhead before proposing a 'couchdb.stackexchange' site and rallying
> behind that?
>

This is something to keep in mind indeed.

- benoit

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