[dojo-contributors] Google Groups management

sam foster potatosculptor at gmail.com
Thu May 28 07:04:19 EDT 2009


Stackoverflow.com wasnt a part of the discussion we had last night on
the #dojo-meeting. Is it on the table or not?

/Sam

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 4:11 AM, Bill Keese <bill at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
> I was also going to mention that Dylan's description of the perfect
> system sounded suspiciously like Stack Overflow :-).
>
> The only weird thing is that Stack Overflow has questions (and answers)
> about everything computer related on the same forum, rather than being
> able to create a specific dojo forum (like on google groups).   Is that
> OK?   Perhaps it is, since people are already using SO for dojo.   So we
> just look for posts tagged as dojo, dojox, or dijit?
>
>
>> The migration plan would be the following:
>> Change the dtk.org forum page to say "ask questions at
>> stackoverflow.com, and use these kinds of tags". Then have a section
>> saying "looking for an old question asked on the dtk.org forum? Click
>> here", which would take the user to a read-only view of our current
>> forums.
>>
>> I would keep the current forum running on Drupal for now, just in
>> read-only mode. If someone wants to do a wget-style saving of the
>> current forum, then go for it, otherwise, just keep Drupal going for
>> another year. At that point, the forum info will not be so useful
>> (stackoverflow will have been populated with more relevant info) and
>> we can just remove it. Or not, keep it around, but we can make that
>> call in another year.
>>
>> Kill dojo-interest, keep dojo-contributors.
>
> Agreed... since (so far) no one has volunteered to do any work for
> migration (including screen scraping with wget), this is the only route
> we have if we switch to any other system.


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