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From Mark Deibert <mark.deib...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: osqa
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:17:03 GMT
@Filippo: Can you qualify "not big enough"?


On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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