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- Subject: Re: lua.stackexchange.com?
- From: GrayFace <sergroj@...>
- Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 02:22:35 +0700
On 28.04.2013 14:23, Paul Hudson wrote:
> But that will happen on a stackexchange forum too.
It doesn't really happen so much on stackexchange (which isn't a forum
- or at least not a discussion forum). Questions tend to get mostly
related answers and comments, extended discussions are discouraged
(it's a Q&A site) and moderators can moderate :) more easily than a
That is a thing that makes me question it. Forking is a great aspect of
mailing lists that's missing on forums. On regular forums offtopic turns
topics into a mess. On stackoverflow I don't see offtopic. I'm a noob
there, so I don't know how things go with it, but I suspect that it's
not flourishing into new discussions as easily as on a mailing list.
In the list I don't see many questions on how to do stuff, which is what
stackoverflow seems to specialize on.
The push for stackexchange would
1) Split the community. I suspect there wouldn't be many people who
regularly post on both ..ehm..'forums'. Announcements on mailing list
won't reach stackexchange exclusive audience. I haven't seen
stackexchange used for announcements, but posting announcements there as
well as on the list might be an option.
2) Drive some new people to the community, on stackexchange side.
BTW, another option is to put a link to
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/lua as one of places for
discussion on the Lua site.
Sergey Rozhenko mailto:email@example.com