What, exactly, is the intended goal for the stack exchange sites?
We have pretty established and highly active forums of communication in our
field. What does SE bring to the table that's enough of an advantage to
pull people away from the existing forums?
These SE sites really seemed to be trying to solve a problem that doesn't
exist, especially, as noted by others, that the "SE way" is culturally
quite different than how we usually ask questions.
On Jul 6, 2013 1:21 PM, "Collie, Aaron" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> So, both the Libraries<
> and Digital Preservation<
> StackExchange sites did not pass beta.
> Apparently there was not enough interest (e.g. 200 vs 1,500 visits/day)
> and I also suspect some issues with scope (e.g. information science vs
> libraries vs digital preservation) and execution.
> Am I the only one that feels like it is something worth revisiting?
> I would think given this community's success with backchannels and
> communication, the concept might benefit from some code4lib incubation. Or
> maybe that already happened and there is just not enough interest in a Q&A