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Why LibreOffice is not using the Stack Exchange platform for Q&A? [closed]

asked 2012-07-07 13:56:30 +0200

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updated 2013-10-14 12:58:46 +0200

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I just discovered the ask.libreoffice.org website and I am a little bit confused about the decision to implement a Stack Exchange clone instead of creating a website on Stack Exchange.

Why? Because, I think there is a huge advantage on being part of SE network because you are getting traction and additional traffic from other SE power-users which do know how to work on such a platform.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
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Well, there was a lot of discussion about whether to stick with mailing lists, or also have a forum or be part of SE, etc, etc. Now, this is done Let's just hope for the best and contribute to its success if we can.

chimak111 gravatar imagechimak111 ( 2012-07-15 14:33:55 +0200 )edit

In terms of the "forum" mentioned by @chimak111, the original forum can still be found here. It is still active and offers a different type of interaction for those that prefer threaded discussions.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-08-17 07:28:47 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-11-28 19:18:24 +0200

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updated 2014-08-17 01:27:10 +0200

The Stack Exchange platform isn't free for anyone to use for any purpose. You have to create a proposal on http://area51.stackexchange.com/ , get supporters, etc.

Unfortunately Askbot is not as good as the real thing. You cannot flag answers as "not an answer", for instance, you can only flag them as "offensive". You cannot flag comments as "obsolete", etc.

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I must admit that I also prefer the stackexchange platform:

  • their software is more mature
  • they have a large user base
  • they have connected areas (unix, stackoverflow)

Is someone willing to pursue a proposal with me?

orschiro gravatar imageorschiro ( 2015-04-29 10:39:14 +0200 )edit

@orschiro it would probably work best if it included all spreadsheet tools, like excel, google sheets, openoffice, LibreOffice. http://meta.stackexchange.com/questio...

endolith gravatar imageendolith ( 2015-09-13 19:55:52 +0200 )edit

There was also one proposed: http://area51.stackexchange.com/propo...

endolith gravatar imageendolith ( 2016-04-08 16:30:22 +0200 )edit

Great idea, I just followed that proposal.

Júlio Reis gravatar imageJúlio Reis ( 2016-06-02 11:55:25 +0200 )edit

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