[Numpy-discussion] Meta: help, devel and stackoverflow

Éric Depagne eric@depagne....
Thu Jun 28 09:52:36 CDT 2012


Le jeudi 28 juin 2012 15:33:07, Travis Oliphant a écrit :
> There are some good ideas here.
> 
> I propose splitting this list into devel and users lists.
> 

> This might best be done by creating a new list for users and using this
> list for development.
I second that idea.
As one of the silent users of the list, with not (so) much interest in the 
details of the development (and even less in the public display of personal 
dislikes , I'd be happy to switch to a more users-oriented list.

Éric.
> 
> Travis
> 
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> On Jun 27, 2012, at 11:38 PM, srean <srean.list@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi List,
> > 
> > this has been brought up several times, and the response has been
> > generally positive but it has fallen through the cracks. So here are a
> > few repeat requests. Am keeping it terse just for brevity
> > 
> > i) Split the list into [devel] and [help] and as was mentioned
> > 
> > recently [rant/flame]:
> >   some request for help get drowned out during active development
> > 
> > related discussions and simple help requests pollutes more urgent
> > development related matters.
> > 
> > ii) Stackoverflow like site for help as well as for proposals.
> > 
> >    The silent majority has been referred to a few times recently. I
> > 
> > suspect there does exist many lurkers on the list who do prefer one
> > discussed solution over the other but for various reasons do not break
> > out of their lurk mode to send a mail saying "I prefer this solution".
> > Such an interface will also help in keeping track of the level of
> > support as compared to mails that are larges hunks of quoted text with
> > a line or two stating ones preference or seconding a proposal.
> > 
> > One thing I have learned from traffic accidents is that if one asks
> > for a help of the assembled crowd, no one knows how to respond. On the
> > other hand if you say "hey there in a blue shirt could you get some
> > water"  you get instant results. So pardon me for taking the
> > presumptuous liberty to request Travis to please set it up or
> > delegate.
> > 
> > Splitting the lists shouldn't be hard work, setting up overflow might
> > be more work in comparison.
> > 
> > Best
> > -- srean
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