[mapserver-dev] [mapserver-users] Adding stackexchange to our support channels

Umberto Nicoletti umberto.nicoletti at gmail.com
Fri Oct 4 05:20:42 PDT 2013


I already have a mapserver filter in place on gis.stackexchange.com

So should it be gis or all stackexchange sites?
I am for gis, as it more relevant to the mapserver community and mapserver
is already listed in the ads:



On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:32 PM, thomas bonfort <thomas.bonfort at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi MapServer Users and Power-Users,
> As FrankW pointed out during our FOSS4G presentation, I would like to
> propose that we add stackexchange as an "official" support channel for
> MapServer. You can check and subscribe to mapserver related questions
> here: http://stackexchange.com/filters/90617/mapserver
> Why?
> - Stackexchange questions and answers are very well referenced through
> search engines, which would avoid recurring questions from being
> brought up on the mailing list
> - The answers get up or down-voted by the community, allowing a user
> to immediately flesh out relevant information for a given question
> - Asking a question on stack-exchange might help new users to seek for
> help, instead of having to subscribe and post to a public mailing list
> (which can be intimidating)
> How?
> - By referencing stackexchange in our "getting help" documentation section
> - Most importantly, by having MapServer power users subscribe and
> participate to the stackexchange questions, providing answers or
> upvoting correct existing answers.
> Users, is this something that you would find beneficial?
> Power-users, would you be willing to participate to another support
> channel, knowing that in the long run the aim is to reduce your
> workload as the most common questions will answer themselves ?
> PSC, should we have some kind of motion to vote and officialise this?
> best regards,
> Thomas
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