[racket] Policy on cross posting to the list and Stackoverflow

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 11 19:59:56 EDT 2012

FWIW, I've found stack overflow to be great. There was a certain class
of questions that I used to not be able to find answers to by googling
that now I can and it has been very helpful on occasion.


On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 5:04 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> FWIW, SO is generally doing a good job, for a market that was plagued with
> crappy sites like you describe.  So it's a decent option for that particular
> kind of interactions.  The feature of suggesting existing answers based on
> your question can work pretty well, and it looks like it deals well with
> scalability issues -- both the technical aspects and the social ones (by
> giving experienced users moderation power).  Advertising isn't too bad
> either (not that I see any of it though...).
> On Apr 11, 2012 4:14 PM, "Neil Van Dyke" <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
>> Two opinions:
>> 1. Going to StackOverflow.com to talk about Racket is like moving to
>> Topeka to break into Hollywood acting.
>> 2. One of the StackOverflow comments mentioned searchability of forums.
>>  One of my pet peeves is all these sites that archive email lists and/or bug
>> lists (often only so that they can sell ads), so that a Google search on a
>> question gives you numerous hits for the same content, just in different
>> fonts, and you have to wade through many such duplicates.  This happens with
>> lots of GNU/Linux topics, and nowadays it happens for Racket, too.
>> Neil V.
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