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* [ANN] Org-mode Q&A test drive on stackexchange.com - Please participate!
@ 2011-07-21  6:12 Thomas Renkert
  2011-07-24 19:49 ` Mark Elston
  2011-07-24 23:06 ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Thomas Renkert @ 2011-07-21  6:12 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

Hello list,


after reading the responses to my initial suggestion yesterday
(http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/44582) I've set up a
proposal on are51.stackexchange.com for a SE-site that is dedicated to
Org-mode only.


Think something like http://tex.stackexchange.com solely for Org-mode!


This is *only* meant as an addition to the existing ways of
documentation (the manual, the mailing list, worg etc.). The idea is
that a SE-like interface facilitates quick and dynamic solutions to
different questions, from basic to expert, from notetaking to Gnus to
LaTeX to literate programming.


Questions can be tagged and users can follow those tags and users that
are relevant to their own interest and use cases.


*If you can see at least some possible value in this, please log in and
follow the proposal here* :
http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/33822/org-mode-your-life-in-plain-text-an-emacs-mode-for-notes-todo-lists-project-p?referrer=Xzp7g4w_XthPgz9TkALBAg2


After gathering enough followers and sample questions, we will move on
from phase 1 to the other phases and hopefully get to the beta-phase
where the site is actually usable.


This process has the advantage that it serves as a poll among org-mode
users at the same time.


If there is enough interest, it will get going. If there is not, it will
die. And this part requires no work from our site. Also, we won't have
any work with setting it up or maintaining it.


Q: "But stackexchange is closed source! This goes against my principles!"

A: If this works out and we feel the need to take matters into our own
hands, we can still install askbot.org (FOSS). Using stackexchange for
now is simply the most pragmatic way.


Q: "What about the dissemination of information?"

A: Most tutorials, hacks etc. on worg are originally independent blog
posts or the result of longer discussions on the mailing list. People
needed to be asked to contribute them in a compact and digestible format
to worg. I see no problem in doing the same thing with interesting
questions and solutions on our SE site.


Once again, please contribute your voice to the SE proposal. If you have
your own blog or if you are on www.emacswiki.org or
http://planet.emacsen.org, it would be awesome if you could make a small
post with this button embedded so it attracts more people:

<a
href="http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/33822/org-mode-your-life-in-plain-text-an-emacs-mode-for-notes-todo-lists-project-p?referrer=Xzp7g4w_XthPgz9TkALBAg2"><img
src="http://area51.stackexchange.com/ads/proposal/33822.png" width="220"
height="250" alt="Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Org-Mode: Your Life
in Plain
Text. An Emacs Mode for Notes, Todo Lists, Project Planning, and
Authoring." /></a>


If people like this idea, maybe we could put this link on the
orgmode.org frontpage?


Thanks for reading.

regards,
Thomas

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* Re: [ANN] Org-mode Q&A test drive on stackexchange.com - Please participate!
  2011-07-21  6:12 [ANN] Org-mode Q&A test drive on stackexchange.com - Please participate! Thomas Renkert
@ 2011-07-24 19:49 ` Mark Elston
  2011-07-24 23:07   ` Bastien
  2011-07-24 23:06 ` Bastien
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Mark Elston @ 2011-07-24 19:49 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

It appears this request has been closed as a duplicate of the
emacs.stackexchange.com project which is currently in progress.

Mark

On 7/20/2011 11:12 PM, Thomas Renkert wrote:
> Hello list,
>
>
> after reading the responses to my initial suggestion yesterday
> (http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/44582) I've set up a
> proposal on are51.stackexchange.com for a SE-site that is dedicated to
> Org-mode only.
>
>
> Think something like http://tex.stackexchange.com solely for Org-mode!
>
>
> This is *only* meant as an addition to the existing ways of
> documentation (the manual, the mailing list, worg etc.). The idea is
> that a SE-like interface facilitates quick and dynamic solutions to
> different questions, from basic to expert, from notetaking to Gnus to
> LaTeX to literate programming.
>
>
> Questions can be tagged and users can follow those tags and users that
> are relevant to their own interest and use cases.
>
>
> *If you can see at least some possible value in this, please log in and
> follow the proposal here* :
> http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/33822/org-mode-your-life-in-plain-text-an-emacs-mode-for-notes-todo-lists-project-p?referrer=Xzp7g4w_XthPgz9TkALBAg2
>
>
> After gathering enough followers and sample questions, we will move on
> from phase 1 to the other phases and hopefully get to the beta-phase
> where the site is actually usable.
>
>
> This process has the advantage that it serves as a poll among org-mode
> users at the same time.
>
>
> If there is enough interest, it will get going. If there is not, it will
> die. And this part requires no work from our site. Also, we won't have
> any work with setting it up or maintaining it.
>
>
> Q: "But stackexchange is closed source! This goes against my principles!"
>
> A: If this works out and we feel the need to take matters into our own
> hands, we can still install askbot.org (FOSS). Using stackexchange for
> now is simply the most pragmatic way.
>
>
> Q: "What about the dissemination of information?"
>
> A: Most tutorials, hacks etc. on worg are originally independent blog
> posts or the result of longer discussions on the mailing list. People
> needed to be asked to contribute them in a compact and digestible format
> to worg. I see no problem in doing the same thing with interesting
> questions and solutions on our SE site.
>
>
> Once again, please contribute your voice to the SE proposal. If you have
> your own blog or if you are on www.emacswiki.org or
> http://planet.emacsen.org, it would be awesome if you could make a small
> post with this button embedded so it attracts more people:
>
> <a
> href="http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/33822/org-mode-your-life-in-plain-text-an-emacs-mode-for-notes-todo-lists-project-p?referrer=Xzp7g4w_XthPgz9TkALBAg2"><img
> src="http://area51.stackexchange.com/ads/proposal/33822.png" width="220"
> height="250" alt="Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Org-Mode: Your Life
> in Plain
> Text. An Emacs Mode for Notes, Todo Lists, Project Planning, and
> Authoring." /></a>
>
>
> If people like this idea, maybe we could put this link on the
> orgmode.org frontpage?
>
>
> Thanks for reading.
>
> regards,
> Thomas
>
>

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* Re: [ANN] Org-mode Q&A test drive on stackexchange.com - Please participate!
  2011-07-21  6:12 [ANN] Org-mode Q&A test drive on stackexchange.com - Please participate! Thomas Renkert
  2011-07-24 19:49 ` Mark Elston
@ 2011-07-24 23:06 ` Bastien
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Bastien @ 2011-07-24 23:06 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tunnelblick; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Hi Thomas,

Thomas Renkert <tunnelblick@quantentunnel.de> writes:

> after reading the responses to my initial suggestion yesterday
> (http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/44582) I've set up a
> proposal on are51.stackexchange.com for a SE-site that is dedicated to
> Org-mode only.

I think the tag solution suggested by Jason is good enough.

At least for now?

I'm still looking for someone to monitor closely this tag
and to make sure the answers point to Org's manual or Worg
pages.

Since you seem quite familiar about SE (I'm not) would you 
like to volunteer?

The first section on this page lists the last 5 questions
on SE -- but I doubt old orgers read the FAQ *that* often.

  http://orgmode.org/worg/org-faq.html

Thanks!

-- 
 Bastien

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* Re: [ANN] Org-mode Q&A test drive on stackexchange.com - Please participate!
  2011-07-24 19:49 ` Mark Elston
@ 2011-07-24 23:07   ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Bastien @ 2011-07-24 23:07 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Mark Elston; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Mark Elston <m_elston@comcast.net> writes:

> It appears this request has been closed as a duplicate of the
> emacs.stackexchange.com project which is currently in progress.

'makes sense.  If we have someone like Thomas monitoring this
closely I hope Org-related questions will get many answers here :)

-- 
 Bastien

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