[mapserver-dev] Adding stackexchange to our support channels
naci0002 at umn.edu
Mon Oct 7 17:27:01 PDT 2013
If it gets to more people and helps get more questions answered...
On Oct 7, 2013 1:07 PM, "Stephan Meißl" <stephan at meissl.name> wrote:
> +1 I guess adding a reference on our website doesn't do any harm and I
> just created an account.
> On 10/04/2013 11:46 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
> > +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.
> > Daniel
> > 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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