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From Filippo Fadda <>
Subject Re: osqa
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:43:20 GMT

On 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

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