[mapserver-dev] Adding stackexchange to our support channels

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Fri Oct 4 14:46:22 PDT 2013

+1. Sounds like a good idea to add SE as an extra resource, and 
gis.stackexchange.com may be a better fit. This is what the QGIS website 
points to for instance.


On 13-10-04 6:32 AM, thomas bonfort 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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Daniel Morissette
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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