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From Mark Deibert <>
Subject Re: osqa
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:13:28 GMT
@Filippo: I suppose if the only, or primary requirement for any new CouchDB
Q&A community is that it have zero setup time, zero cost and zero
maintenance, then sadly, SO/SE is the correct choice.

Side note... What is your site url? I'd be interested in talking in email
or another thread about how you generated so much ad revenue. What worked
and what didn't. If you would be open to that :-)

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Filippo Fadda <> wrote:

> On Oct 31, 2013, at 9:05 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? Do you understand that your SO "reputation" doesn't put any
> > money in your pockets, just in SO's? It's a meaningless number ;-)
> I really don't have any SO reputation and I don't care to have any, I'm
> just saying it's a good service and I find it useful, like Gmail, Dropbox
> and many others. You can chose to have your own mail server, spending time
> to maintain it, or you can relay on Gmail. This is just an example.
> There are over 8000 CouchDB question already tagged on SO, it's pretty
> easy find results when you just use Google, and some people, not all, are
> stimulated to answer by the reputation mechanism.
> I don't think SO should be the only programming community, but I think
> it's better for the CouchDB contributors to focus on CouchDB itself, using
> external services when they are available. StackOverflow is the most cheap
> option, Discourse can be another, a little more expensive (you need to host
> it somewhere, to upgrade when a new version come out, and you also need
> some mods), OSQA is gonna probably require a major effort because it's not
> maintained anymore.
> > 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!
> I'm in the advertising business, my site earned over 700K € in the last 10
> years, but to make some real money from advertising you need traffic and
> direct clients, media center relations, etc. Forget to make money with
> Google AdSense. The only one that earn money from Google AdSense is Google
> itself.
> -Filippo

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