[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [Next Generation ROS] ROS2 support: ROS Answers?

William Woodall ros.discourse at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 14:42:22 UTC 2017

So far we've suggested to people that they can use any of the forums they want to ask in (discourse, issues, or answers.ros.org). But I think we're open to reevaluating that recommendation.

Some things to consider (my opinions):

- no matter what we recommend, people will post questions about ROS 2 on answers.ros.org
- we currently redirect questions on discourse about ROS 1 to answers.ros.org, redirecting questions about ROS 2 back to discourse from answers.ros.org seems contradictory
- the premise of asking questions be asked on answers.ros.org is that the askbot instance is better for Q&A type discussions, so why wouldn't that be the case for ROS 2 as well?
- some questions might involve both ROS 1 and ROS 2, or may have overlap (description formats, message definitions, etc)

My personal preference would be to have the questions on askbot, whether on answers.ros.org or answers.ros2.org, at some point in the future.

For the issue of people finding relevant Q&A's and/or up-to-date answers, I agree having ROS 2 in the mix would make it worse, but I wonder if this is just a problem we need to address in general. We may still decide to keep them separate for this reason, but perhaps with a solution to the existing problem, adding ROS 2 wouldn't be as much of a burden.

I don't have a clear answer for you, what do you (others) think we should do?

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