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On Friday, February 21, 2020, v <> wrote:
On Fri, 2020-02-21 at 17:10 -0300, Soni "They/Them" L. wrote:
> What are some benefits of posting on the Lua mailing list instead of
> places like stackoverflow?
> Some of the ones I can think of include:
> - The Lua mailing list doesn't have advertisements, other than the
> occasional spam or self-promotion. Still, the Lua mailing list
> doesn't
> have paid advertisement slots, "you get an ad every N emails" or any
> of
> that. (at least as far as I can tell.)
> - The Lua mailing list doesn't track you. Even if it does collect
> your
> emails, it doesn't track your time spent reading or writing them or
> anything like that.
> - The Lua mailing list doesn't try to gamify assistance. There's no
> incentive to farm any sort of points on the Lua mailing list.
> - Email signatures.
> What (else) brings you here?

Fact that it is the correct place to report about bugs and discuss
various aspects of Lua ecosystem. SO is not for this by design.
v <>

Yeah, I guess I owe the group and apology about my strsub() question. Maybe I should have re-read the Lua 5.3 manual if necessary instead of just doing a couple of Google searches and asking for help with a language feature.

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