[Openstack] Cloud Computing StackExchange site proposal

Donal Lafferty donal.lafferty at citrix.com
Mon Dec 5 09:08:16 UTC 2011

Something like www.reddit.com/r/openstack has the reputation, promotion and FAQ capabilities.  I'm not sure what software they use.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: openstack-bounces+donal.lafferty=citrix.com at lists.launchpad.net
> [mailto:openstack-bounces+donal.lafferty=citrix.com at lists.launchpad.net] On
> Behalf Of Stefano Maffulli
> Sent: 02 December 2011 22:37
> To: openstack at lists.launchpad.net
> Subject: Re: [Openstack] Cloud Computing StackExchange site proposal
> On Mon, 2011-11-28 at 08:17 -0800, Stefano Maffulli wrote:
> > Leaving aside naming the tools, what would be the most important
> > features to have?
> Here is the list of requirements we gathered:
> * good search engine
> * ability to promote question and best answer to FAQ
> * good looking and nice to use
> * custom domain (like ask.openstack.org)
> * layout customizable, to give it the "openstack.org look"
> * use Launchpad login
> * Tagging
> * Use of a reputation system to encourage participation and get a better
> handle on authoritative answers
>  * a method or process for flagging topics which should migrate  into
> documentation and/or the wiki. In details: (1) a way of flagging a question or
> discussion as a doc bug, a potential enhancement, or even a product bug. 2) A
> way of closing the loop, and updating the question to indicate the issue is
> resolved/fixed, and no longer relevant.
> * a way to assign a question to a particular version (or milestone) in order to
> better mark questions (and answers) as obsolete
> I would add an extra requirement: that the tool itself must be 'free as in
> freedom' software.
> I'm assuming we want all of these requirements satisfied. We should start
> talking about tools now.
> What tool do you know that allows us to satisfy these requirements? Help me
> build a list of tools to evaluate. I'm especially interested in seeing whether we
> can improve upon the tools we already have.
> thanks
> stef
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