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Stackexchange community for GNOME/GTK+

Sriram Ramkrishna
I'm creating a stackexchange community for the GNOME platform and the GTK+ toolkit.  I'm looking for help in subscribing to the forum and of course some people who would be willing to answer questions.  We have three days to build 5 followers and build about 5-10 questions that can be answered.  After that to get to the next phase, we will need 50 followers and 40 good questionsI have some folks who are also willing to monitor and answer questions.

https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/109823/gtk-and-gnome?referrer=jPuOAsszR3FdMlqW5m8Y-A2

WHY:  We need to have a search engine index-able library of knowledge on our platform.  Modern programmers today frequently use stackexchange and google to ask questions and to look for answers for questions.

Today, questions are answered in mailing lists and irc.  Neither one are search engine friendly and common questions are often repeated and their answers not shared.  Let's build a persistent body of knowledge that people can easily find and lower the bar of entry in writing applications in GNOME or GTK+.

sri

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Re: Stackexchange community for GNOME/GTK+

Tobias Mueller
Hi.

On Mi, 2017-05-10 at 08:04 -0500, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> Looks like if you want to do this, we'd have to host it
Or use Stackoverflow.
Sri's motivation was:

> We need to have a search engine index-able library of knowledge on
> our platform.  Modern programmers today frequently use stackexchange
> and google to ask questions and to look for answers for questions.\

I tend to think that Stackoverflow perfectly matches that.

Cheers,
  Tobi
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Re: Stackexchange community for GNOME/GTK+

Dmitry Golovin
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Hi Sriram,
 
Perhaps, it will be a good idea to extend the Stackexchange community to GNOME/GTK+/GLib programming, but strictly limit it to only programming related questions, so the questions about GNOME configuration or switching GTK+ themes will not make into it.
 
Regards,
Dmitry


10.05.2017, 07:52, "Sriram Ramkrishna" <[hidden email]>:
I'm creating a stackexchange community for the GNOME platform and the GTK+ toolkit.  I'm looking for help in subscribing to the forum and of course some people who would be willing to answer questions.  We have three days to build 5 followers and build about 5-10 questions that can be answered.  After that to get to the next phase, we will need 50 followers and 40 good questionsI have some folks who are also willing to monitor and answer questions.

https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/109823/gtk-and-gnome?referrer=jPuOAsszR3FdMlqW5m8Y-A2

WHY:  We need to have a search engine index-able library of knowledge on our platform.  Modern programmers today frequently use stackexchange and google to ask questions and to look for answers for questions.

Today, questions are answered in mailing lists and irc.  Neither one are search engine friendly and common questions are often repeated and their answers not shared.  Let's build a persistent body of knowledge that people can easily find and lower the bar of entry in writing applications in GNOME or GTK+.

sri
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Re: Stackexchange community for GNOME/GTK+

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On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 7:02 AM Tobias Mueller <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi.

On Mi, 2017-05-10 at 08:04 -0500, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> Looks like if you want to do this, we'd have to host it
Or use Stackoverflow.
Sri's motivation was:

> We need to have a search engine index-able library of knowledge on
> our platform.  Modern programmers today frequently use stackexchange
> and google to ask questions and to look for answers for questions.\

I tend to think that Stackoverflow perfectly matches that.

Agreed, I'm a big fan of this but I don't see a reason why it ought to be a separate community from the existing Stack Overflow site.

Regards,
Philip C

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Re: Stackexchange community for GNOME/GTK+

Sriram Ramkrishna


On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 8:38 AM <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 7:02 AM Tobias Mueller <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi.

On Mi, 2017-05-10 at 08:04 -0500, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> Looks like if you want to do this, we'd have to host it
Or use Stackoverflow.
Sri's motivation was:

> We need to have a search engine index-able library of knowledge on
> our platform.  Modern programmers today frequently use stackexchange
> and google to ask questions and to look for answers for questions.\

I tend to think that Stackoverflow perfectly matches that.

Agreed, I'm a big fan of this but I don't see a reason why it ought to be a separate community from the existing Stack Overflow site.

At this point the moderator has closed our petition down.  I think this is unfortunate, and I have mailed the moderator to figure out the rationale behind the decision.

Stack Overflow is fine if we are just doing programming questions, but I think we do want other questions on design and maybe asking about features in GTK+ or GNOME for aspiring application writers.

So for now we are putting this on hold.

sri


Regards,
Philip C
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