[kde-community] stackexange site for krita

Scott Petrovic scottpetrovic at gmail.com
Wed May 6 22:40:33 UTC 2015


I am not sure if this post is going to get attached to the right thread,
but here goes. In regards to Luca's comment about the difference between
forums and Q&A sites...

Forum - a place for discussion. This could be a question, an idea that
needs to be brainstormed, complaints, gathering feedback, or other forms of
extended discussion. It is open, so there is nothing right or wrong.

Q&A site - focus is only on solving a specific problem. A topic that is not
a question is technically invalid and should be removed or closed. The best
answer is often times voted on.

If you think about why we go online, a percentage of the time is because we
have a problem we would like to have answered. "What is this weird error
message", or "how do I change the wiper blades on my car". All we want is
the best answer the internet has.

I am guessing the efficiency of solving the above use case is why Q&A sites
are so popular these days. While technically forums have the capability of
doing what a Q&A site, they don't have the focus that people are looking
for. That is how I understand the different.

I don't remember the specifics of the original request with how this came
up. Q&A site may or may not be the solution depending on what our end goal
is.

those are my thoughts.


On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 2:02 PM, Luca Beltrame <lbeltrame at kde.org> wrote:

> Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
>
> Hello Boudewijn,
>
> first of all thanks for replying.
>
> > model. The forum encourages discussion and sharing work, while here we
> > want to have a question per topic, answers, and a kind of game system
>
> Do you think that such a way would be better suited for Krita? I ask
> because
> at least in the forums I man (not Krita, you guys are too good at it
> yourselves ;) I see (still occasionally though) other users stepping in and
> giving advice (this is most evident in the Plasma 5 forum).
>
> OK, that's not the level of involvement I'd like to see, but it's a start.
>
> > where answers can be upvoted or downvoted and marked as correct. And then
> > the site must be easily searchable.
>
> This last sentence warrants some additional questions: what are issues
> w/search?
>
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