Is there any interest in starting a Q&A section on Stack Exchange (SE) just for Appcelerator?
Reason I ask is that the functionality and community support within this Q&A section in my opinion is holding back the community.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Inline code support within answer is malformed
- It is not possible to delete a question
- It is not possible to flag a question
- It is not possible to answer you own question and select it as the answer
- Users often confuse answers and comments
- It is not easy to see the users community score within their answer
- The system does not appear to have an inbox system to get messages about updates to your own questions, answers, comments – or comments to you.
- Question and answers can not be edited after being posted, though SE allows edits, shows a notice when/who edited them, and links to a wiki of the edits.
Clearly, I'm a little biased, since I already use SE, and there's really no reason both Q&A section can't exist, though I believe the community would greatly benefit from switching to that platform, and since the context would be "community commons" – there would be nothing to stop Appcelerator from creating a local static index of the content with links to the live SE question.
Here are some examples of questions that are tagged on the main coding Q&A site for Stack Exchange already, if a Appcelerator Q&A site was created, these questions would just be ported to the new Appcelerator only site on Stack Exchange.
Also, to be clear, while I do use SE, I'm not officially or unofficially related to them, I just am finding the functional lags in this Q&A site to be unneeded and in my opinion, easily addressed by switching the platform for the Appcelerator Dev Q&A section. Also, more to the point, I've been very impressed by how friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive the community is – which is all the more reason why I believe the switch would make a huge difference.
Offline feedback is welcome to, email me at: email@example.com
Site: Okay, I've created a beta site for an Appceletor only Q&A site on Stack Exchange(SE).
Launch Process: Stack Exchange requires that the site go through a review/commit process before it's live to the public. See the site proposal FAQs for more info.
Joining: Anyone is welcome to join, if you have any problems setting up an account, or taking part in moving the beta site for an Appceletor only Q&A – just comment, or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Existing SE users: If you're currently an SE user, 35 more sample questions need to be posted (I've already posted 5) – and then each of those questions needs to get 10 upvotes; which translates to we only need 11 users to sign-up and then upvote the the 40 questions posted to move it onto the next stage in the review process.
What are good questions to post: Just the the main FAQ on the subject on StackOverflow – and just a heads up that most of the sub-sections on that page have more information about each sub-section if you click "show more" within the sub-section.
Finding Good Questions to Post: If you understand what a good question is on SE, meaning it's possible to objectively answer the question, it's super easy to quickly find questions to post. Just to the Most Votes on Appcelerator Q&A and look for good questions, or the questions with the most votes on SE site for coding, StackOverflow, and look at the questions with the most votes. Please do take the time to edit the questions to make sure you belief they're as great of a question as possible, which will help the process move much faster.
Thanks: Thanks, and if you have any questions. Let me know!
Yes definitely. We also need a place that can compile a list of all modules, gists, example apps on githhub with hopefully someway or discussing reviewing them. Any ideas?
I would particularly like a place where we collaborate on commonjs modules for common functionality like authentication, forms, syncing, geolocation etc.