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From "matt j. sorenson" <m...@sorensonbros.net>
Subject Re: osqa
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:09:18 GMT
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?

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