Use StackExchange to help better disperse information?
Poll Created Wed 5 Sep 2012 6:24PM
Use StackExchange to help better disperse information? Closed Sat 22 Sep 2012 9:23AM
StackExchange is a great platform for providing answers to user-submitted questions, but it also has a far more useful use-case: the distribution of information.
Try this really quick to get a grasp of what I mean: look up an error message given to you by a fairly popular FOSS project, for example, Gwibber in Ubuntu. When you look up an error message of that nature (large community project + lots of documentation + different outlets for users to point to docs and fixes), it propagates search engines with those results.
Now, try to look up any Diaspora errors. More likely than not, you might get a few obscure messages on one of our mailing lists. For a starting-out podmin, developer, or enthusiast, this will simply not do.
If we use StackExchange as a service for users to freely ask technical questions, we can help not only clear up what the docs are still missing, but we can better explain how to fix things that are broken, and keep pushing out useful information for those that need it.
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