[IPython-User] Promoting Stackoverflow for Ipython questions

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Fri Jan 25 07:21:15 CST 2013


On 25 January 2013 13:05, Signell, Richard <rsignell@usgs.gov> wrote:

> Do you think it might be a good idea to encourage Ipython folks to go
> that way as well?


+1 from me:

- For people searching for a question that's already been asked, a
dedicated Q&A site reveals useful information much more conveniently than
mailing list archives.
- People asking questions don't have to sign up to a moderately busy
mailing list to get an answer.
- The format encourages a wider pool of users to offer answers, whereas I
think mailing lists encourage more deference to experts.
- At least myself and Min are already regularly checking the ipython tag on
SO, so there's a decent track record of questions getting answers.

Thomas
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