[ros-users] Move ROS answers to StackExchange?

Arkapravo Bhaumik arkapravobhaumik at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 08:48:49 UTC 2012

+1 to Jonathan Bohren

On 16 August 2012 13:51, Jonathan Bohren <jonathan.bohren at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 3:38 AM, Marcus Liebhardt <
> marcus.liebhardt at yujinrobot.com> wrote:
>> The recent notification about a robotics Q&A site on StackExchange made
>> me remember an old question on ROS answers:
>> http://answers.ros.org/question/12386/is-ros-answer-able-to-join-stackexchange/
>> It raises the question about the possibility of moving ROS Answers
>> to StackExchange, but unfortunately it didn't get many answers. It is
>> mentioned, that "our" site is not compatible with StackExchange and that
>> some people are not happy with how things are handled over at StackExchange
>> (e.g. user control).
>> I'm still curious why we actually created our own Q&A site and/or why we
>> don't move our site over to StackExchange.
>> I see the following benefits in case of migrating:
>> * less(no) maintenance work
> * ROS gets more visible (and thereby attracting more users)
>> * convenient for people already using other StackExchange sites, such as
>> StackOverflow
>> If this has already been discussed in the past, please point me to the
>> respective information (and/or write a corresponding answer on ROS
>> answers). Thank you!
> I think having a site that's ROS-specific decreases the noise, and helps
> the community support itself more efficiently. I don't think it would be a
> good idea to try to merge ROS answers with another support site, especially
> one as generic as "robotics".
> -j
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