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From:
JJ Merelo
Date:
June 12, 2018 19:50
Subject:
Re: stackoverflow vs the world (and perl6-users)
Message ID:
CAJoLtgdZzG8HYV=j7v-Yq6RAZPup1cBgypA3gfuxfQObFn2rbQ@mail.gmail.com
As I said, all and any reason to not post in StackOverflow are valid. Just
add a few points here

El mar., 12 jun. 2018 a las 21:19, Brad Gilbert (<b2gills@gmail.com>)
escribió:

> Stack Overflow is from Fog Creek Software.
> See https://stackoverflow.com/company
>
> They also regularly provide bulk downloads of all the publically available
> data.
>
>
They also have a query engine for that data, you can use it for free. It's
really amazing, and helps you see trends and associations.


> > (4) I've seen some complaints about stackoverflow moderators that
> > seemed all-too-familiar-- power tripping for the sake of it.  They
> > seem to be a bit trigger-happy about shutting down interesting and
> > illuminating discussion ("this is all just matter of opinion!").
> > It's not at all unusual to do a web search on a question and end up at
> > a stackoverflow page that a moderator has marked as "Closed".
>
> Very few questions are closed by moderators.
>

I don't know about that, but of course it can be checked using the
above-mentioned data query facility. But in the months I have been
following the tag, there's a single question that has been closed. It
didn't deserve it, in my opinion, and I did my best to try and keep it
open. In general, the community following the perl6 tag is as welcoming and
helpful as the perl6 community, in general.

> (5) I question how much it improves visibility to post perl6 material

> > at stackoverflow: there's so much stuff there very few people look at
> > the place as a whole: the only people likely to look at a perl6
> > discussion are the people who are already interested in perl6.
>
> Stack Overflow puts out data about how many questions get asked
> for each language. So by putting it there we influence their stats.
>
>
That's correct. And that goes also to the TIOBE rankings and somesuch. But
scaling those rankings is really, really, far away. I just want people to
find Perl6 questions easily, and for people in general who follow other,
related tags like regexes or unicode to see perl6 questions so that they
are interested in it.

JJ

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