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From Mark Deibert <>
Subject Re: osqa
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:25:19 GMT
@Matt: "Devil's Advocate" or "The Devil's Advocate". The later features
Charlize Theron and that's a very good thing!

Yeah I know, I was mostly kidding about the "eliminate all other sites" bit

I'm just so very tired and bored with SO. Tired of having to sift through a
hundred+ SO garbage posts to find one or two with links to an external site
containing the answer I need. Tired of putting money in their pockets :-(

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 4:14 PM, matt j. sorenson <>wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:05 PM, Mark Deibert <
> >wrote:
> > @Filippo and a couple others: Are you arguing that it would be acceptable
> > to forcibly close and eliminate all other programming communities because
> > SO/SE is so absolutely perfect that we don't need any other online
> > communities?
> I am certainly not saying that, no, not at all. Perhaps I came off that
> way, I'm told I play the devil's advocate[1] role pretty well ;)
> >
> > If we have someone to set it up and it can be managed by users, I vote
> for
> > a stand-alone CouchDB community. It can then generate it's own ad income.
> > Give that money to the guys busting their butts building CouchDB!
> >
> >
> Yeah, again, I'm not taking a position against taking it in-house. I just
> would rather not see it detract from the community's core competency of
> improving couchdb. And it doesnt have to... the community will grow and
> with it, the pool of talent and ways to contribute will also grow. Hell,
> awhile back, I started in on an "aggregator to trump all aggregators"
> portal thinger... based around commentary in one of these ML threads. I
> didn't stick with it, but the idea still intrigues me.
> [1] Not in the same tier as Lonesome Dove, but also a good movie

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