[openstack-community] [infra] Problem with ask.openstack.org

Laurent Dumont laurentfdumont at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 00:36:26 UTC 2020

It's definitely a tough sell. I'm not sure if it's worse to not have a
community driven "a-la-Stackoverflow" style or one that is not super in

I would rather see go into archive mode only if it's too much of an
Operational burden to keep running :(

On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 8:33 PM Bernd Bausch <berndbausch at gmail.com> wrote:

> While ask.openstack.org is not necessarily loved by many, it continues
> to be used, and there are still people who answer questions.
> Recently, one of its features ceased working. I am talking about the
> "responses" page that lists all responses to questions that I have
> answered or commented on. This makes it very hard to follow up on such
> questions; I don't have a tool to see if somebody anwered my question or
> is the person who asked a question has provided updates.
> Is there anybody who can fix this?
> I know that some people would like to do away with ask.openstack.org
> entirely, since the software is bug-ridden and nobody manages the site.
> My personal opinion is that the current situation is worse than no "ask"
> site at all, since people might ask questions, get partial answers and
> no follow-up. This can create a negative view of the OpenStack community.
> In short, either fix it or remove it. Unfortunately I don't have the
> means to do either.
> Bernd.
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