[erlang-questions] Proposal for new Q&A site in Stack Exchange

Roberto Aloi prof3ta@REDACTED
Tue Dec 20 09:29:57 CET 2011


The purpose of a Q&A website is different from the one of a mailing
list. I believe the two means are actually complementary.

If you have a practical, answerable, question which can have a
definite answer, you should prefer a Q&A website, where finding
solutions is easier and  answers are more concise and straight to the

If your question is subjective or vague, a proposal for a new project,
or it regards the organization of an event, then a mailing list is
probably your place.

The real problem here is if a *new* Q&A website is needed. You could
simply subscribe to the "erlang", "functional-programming" and similar
tags on Stack Overflow and reach the same objective that you're trying
to achieve. I myself created a proposal for an Erlang Q&A long time
ago, which died silently, marked as a duplicate of Stack Overflow. In
retrospection, whoever voted the proposal as a duplicate, was probably

My 2p to the discussion.



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