[kde-community] stackexange site for krita

Dweeble dweeble01103 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 13:00:40 UTC 2015

On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:38:48 -0500, Jaroslaw Staniek <staniek at kde.org> wrote:

> On 26 February 2015 at 13:27, Dweeble <dweeble01103 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:36:48 -0500, Laszlo Papp <lpapp at kde.org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Martin Klapetek
>>> <martin.klapetek at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Anyone btw. knows how the Ubuntu instance at askubuntu.com fits in?
>>> It is part of the Stack Exchange system. You can easily check it by
>>> going to a Stack Exchange account that has subaccounts on multiple
>>> sites including AU. The "subdomains" are listed at the top of left an
>>> account. Furthermore, the Stack Exchange logo is even in the "banner"
>>> on the top left of the cover page for AU.
>>>> I wonder if it is hosted by Canonical or just by SE Inc. and running
>>>> on its own domain...and if Ubuntu people got more power in the moderation
>>>> and stuff.
>>> Well, surely, they are slightly more empowered on a separate site, but
>>> in the end of the day, as Omar also wrote, the big boss is Stack
>>> Exchange. I want KDE to be the big boss for a KDE project. I really do
>>> not want to compromise that.
>>>> Cheers
>>>> --
>>>> Martin Klapetek | KDE Developer
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>> I don't see where this is so much better than what exists - to me it looks
>> like a forum without sub-forums, where (at least on the LO and Ubuntu sites)
>> not that many people vote and "answers" are basically posts. And
>> surprisingly considering the size of the Ubuntu community there aren't as
>> many answers as I would have expected.
>> I would think making the existing facilities better would be more cost/labor
>> efficient and imo and what would be a worthy  goal in supporting the
>> community would be is to provide responses to all questions asked on the
>> Forum, if one looks at the number of unanswered questions that number should
>> not be considered acceptable.
> Yeah, one example: search that actually works. On
> https://forum.kde.org/kexi when I type TABLE I get results for Amarok,
> KMail, Okular, even VDG. Maybe 3 for Kexi.
> People search, do not browse, especially if they're confronted with a
> large hierarchy.
> Isn't that an idea for GSoC or whatever action?
You need to use the "search this forum ...." box which is at the bottom of the page, I agree that the placement isn't optimal and that the search box would be more useful if it was context aware:
- if on the forum home page search all forums
- if on a sub-forum parent home page (ex Kexi has multiple sub forums) search all the parent's sub-forums
- if on a sub-forum  page search that sub-forum (or maybe all related sub-forums)
- if on a thread search that thread

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