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

Bernd Bausch berndbausch at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 09:09:31 UTC 2020

Sending people to Stackoverflow directly is a good option IMO. This 
suggestion was made before. Of course, I would lose my 7700 karma 
points, but I can stomach it :)

On 8/7/2020 9:36 AM, Laurent Dumont wrote:
> 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 shape.
> 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 
> <mailto:berndbausch at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     While ask.openstack.org <http://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 <http://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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