[Numpy-discussion] ask.scipy.org

Gökhan Sever gokhansever@gmail....
Sun Feb 21 17:08:03 CST 2010


On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 16:00, Gökhan Sever <gokhansever@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Since after Robert Kern showed http://advice.mechanicalkern.com/ on
> SciPy09
> > there are many similar initiatives that uses stackoverflow.com (SO)
> layout.
> > Some smart guys come up with this site http://stackexchange.com/ to
> those
> > who want to have a simple but a paid solution.
>
> Indeed, stackexchange.com is the paid hosting option from the Stack
> Overflow team.
>
> > I don't have an intention of creating controversial discussion. It just
> to
> > my eyes SO has a very appealing and easy to use interface and it's
> getting
> > some number of posts related to scientific Python tools. I usually
> suggest
> > my friends to use the mailing lists first and SO for their questions.
> Some
> > prefer mailing lists some not. Mailing lists require more steps to get in
> > however SO register step is much easier due to OpenID logging.
> >
> > Without belabouring further, It would be good to link R. Kern's advice
> site
> > to either ask.scipy or advice.scipy or another alternative to attract
> > new-comers easily. I am more in favor of the ask.scipy.org option. Thus
> I
> > can refer the people (hear I mean mostly non-programmers or
> > students/programmers without Python experience), simply to go
> ask.scipy.org
> > for their first questions instead of telling them to search answers at
> many
> > different mediums.
> >
> > What do you think?
>
> I spent some time on Friday getting Plurk's Solace tweaked for our use
> (for various reasons, it's much better code to deal with than the
> CNPROG software currently running advice.mechanicalkern.com).
>
>  http://opensource.plurk.com/Solace/
>
> I still need to investigate how to migrate the content from the old
> site over, but ask.scipy.org should be up and running quite soon.
>
>
Thanks for your efforts Robert.

Please let us know when the new site is up.



> --
> Robert Kern
>
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
> enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
> though it had an underlying truth."
>  -- Umberto Eco
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Gökhan
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