[dojo-contributors] Google Groups management

Shane O'Sullivan shaneosullivan1 at gmail.com
Fri May 29 10:55:08 EDT 2009


The only argument I can see against that is that there would, again,
be multiple entry points for people searching for answers.  Was this
not whole effort kicked off in order to get away from that?

S

2009/5/29 Adam Peller <peller at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 7:37 AM, Mike Wilcox <mwilcox at sitepen.com> wrote:
>>I believe it was ruled out as not sufficient. I bring it up because I
>>want to throw my vote in there that I agree. I wanted SO to work, but
>>it doesn't – it's too different.  I also prefer email support and
>>would be happy with either of the solutions that we are going to vote
>>on.
>
> I think we only agreed that SO was not a 1:1 replacement for forums/mailing
> lists/discussions.  I do think SO is very promising for question and answer
> style discussions and that we should try it out while we move everyone down
> to the one mailing list.  The results on SO seem more valuable than in any
> discussion format.  Wouldn't it be great if SO were our first line of
> defense and people checked it before getting into longer discussions on the
> mailing list?  If we had a way to integrate filtered SO output into our site
> via feeds, that would probably help a lot.
>
> Either way, the barrier to entry at SO is about as low as it could be, so
> why not just try it out in parallel?  It's a lot easier to check than
> keeping up with the Drupal forums, so I'd say it's a net gain.
>
> -Adam
>
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