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From Mark Deibert <>
Subject Re: osqa
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:54:25 GMT
"Discourse" is looking another "partner" site to run and test their
software. Not sure if this is worth a look or not. It's not the Q&A format
that's been discussed so far, but it sure looks very modern and

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Benoit Chesneau <>wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 4:32 PM, matt j. sorenson <
> >wrote:
> > An anecdote on re: manpower applied to a theoretical ASF-hosted
> alternative
> >
> > I've been a participant of and observer to the Drupal open source
> community
> > for nearly a decade. Drupal version 7 was released, I believe, in March
> > 2011., the canonical destination for contributions to drupal
> > along with user forums, and issue queues for contributed projects, is
> > offline *today* (Halloween 2013), because after ~1.5 years of effort, the
> > site is finally ready to be upgraded from 6 to 7... all while most
> > Drupalers are anticipating the major version 8 release.
> >
> > Why the anecdote? There are troves and hoardes of information and
> > discussions in hundreds of thousands of lengthy pages within 'D.O.'...
> > anyone who has performed work on a drupal build out knows that end of the
> > day feeling of having 47 D.O. tabs open to modules and offensively long
> > issue pages (to issues unresolved sometimes for years) and forum
> > discussions, trying to pinpoint the cause and fix for some odd unexpected
> > behavior.
> >
> > But there is also, now, and for some time, a drupal.stackexchange site.
> And
> > I am finding more and more that the SE site is of increasing value.
> Better
> > quality questions and answers, and more often than not... answers above
> the
> > fold :D
> >
> > That's not to say that algorithms to float the more useful content of
> D.O.
> > up and sink all the noise to the bottom of the sea (sorry, Robert) could
> > not be implemented some day... but, would the Drupal infra team tackle
> that
> > before or after the upgrade to Drupal 8?!
> >
> > Just wanted to fill in some of the background re: my perspective
> > --Matt
> >
> I don't want to discuss the quality of the answer you can find on a stack
> exchange inc website. Stack overflow generate a lot of noise for sure, and
> it's really difficult to find valuable and deeper information among the
> noise it generates in the search engines but it's not the thing I want to
> discuss here.
> Also I don't buy the argument of "there are more people on SO". One true
> thing is that most are here too even if you had to register. Simply reusing
> your email could also work as your login, you don't need more.
> But I don't want to enter in such considerations yet. It's kind of
> premature.
> To be clear I am looking for a tool to handle QA that can be controlled by
> the community: the content license, the way you can extend it... It
> appeared to me that OSQA could have been a good way to do it. From the
> discussion I can see a list of questions we should ask before choosing it
> - How it can scale?
> - Which scale do we need ?
> - Is it easy to manage it?
> I would also be interesting to know what people are expecting from such
> tool, which kind of features. Then we could probably list some solutions
> and poll everyone here about what they want even if these solutions are
> proprietary, based on some laws nobody really want etc.
> Just asking anyway.
> - benoit

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