Thanks for that Mark. That's running on 'question2answer' which looks to have a reasonable amount of development going on around it https://github.com/q2a/question2answer/graphs/contributors (given Becky's comments about OSQA which still hold true)
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> On 4 Nov 2014, at 16:05, Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Owen Stephens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Another option would be a 'code4lib Q&A' site. Becky Yoose set up one for
>> Coding/Cataloguing and so can comment on how much effort its been. In terms
>> of asking/answering questions the use is clearly low but I think the
>> content that is there is (generally) good quality and useful.
>> I guess the hard part of any project like this is going to be building the
>> community around it. The first things that occur to me is how you encourage
>> people to ask the question on this new site, rather than via existing
>> methods and how do you build enough community activity around housekeeping
>> such as noting duplicate questions and merging/closing. The latter might be
>> a nice problem to have, but the former is where both the Library / LIS SE
>> and the Digital Preservation SE fell down, and libcatcode suffers the same
>> problem - just not enough activity to be a go-to destination.
> I would add that the Digital Preservation SE has been reinstantiated as
> Digital Preservation Q&A <http://qanda.digipres.org/>, which is organized
> and supported by the Open Planets Foundation and the National Digital
> Stewardship Alliance.
> Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]>
> Director of Technology, Digital Public Library of America