[development] Drupal Answers: A Stackoverflow/StackExchange site proposal

Randy Fay randy at randyfay.com
Tue Feb 1 16:21:28 UTC 2011

So first of all, there's nothing wrong with having lots of Drupal resources
anywhere on the web. And StackOverflow/StackExchange is one of those. That's
fantastic. Go for it.

Second of all, we need to do a way better job with support on Drupal.org. We
need to replace the forums with something that actually works, gets answers,
and then present those answers in a prioritized way so you can actually find
the decent ones.

Greggles has suggested already brainstorming for work on the second one. It
seems like we could incorporate into groups.drupal.org or maybe even have a
new support.drupal.org that might implement the ideas in this thread.

I just opened http://drupal.org/node/1047632, proposing that we open a
support.drupal.org for the exact purposes in this thread. If you're willing
to work on this (or modify the idea here) please chime in there with your
willingness to flesh this out.


On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 9:06 AM, jcisio <jcisio at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Victor Kane <victorkane at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > This is the whole problem to the approach up till now: the documentation
> > should not be organized top-down: this model has shown itself to be a
> > failure. Everyone should be contributing to the Drupal Handbook
> > documentation, and to the extent they do, they are having the loudest
> voice.
> > There's no need for a "team" to exist on top of that.
> > All they do is move stuff around so it's harder to find. Or take valuable
> > Drupal 6 stuff out.
> > Victor
> There are two problems: the documentation and the forum. About the
> documentation, I can see that anyone can edit most pages, except from
> a few special pages that rarely change (pages about concepts,
> policy...). Thus I don't see any problem about that. And it is not
> different from wikipedia.org.
> About the forum: there is no "team" on it, neither. The problem is
> just that it is hard for searching (in comparison to StackOverflow
> when asking a new question).
> --
> Hai-Nam Nguyen (aka jcisio)
> http://jcisio.com

Randy Fay
Drupal Module and Site Development
randy at randyfay.com
+1  970.462.7450
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