[antlr-interest] contemplating a move of mailing list to stackoverflow.com

Adam B cruxic at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 10:23:59 PDT 2012

If the opinion of a Noob counts, I agree with Alan.  Stackoverflow is GREAT
for getting high quality answers to questions.  Go for it!  However, you'll
need a place for general discussion and, like Alan says, google groups is a
fine choice.
- AdamB

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM, Alan D. Cabrera <list at toolazydogs.com>wrote:

> On Apr 11, 2012, at 4:43 PM, Terence Parr wrote:
> > Hiya,
> >
> > I've  then speaking with the awesome people at stack exchange and they
> were okay with me pointing the support list at
> >
> > http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/antlr
> >
> > rather than using the mailing list. Well, we would have to phase it out
> or something and keep the archives available. Part of the issue is that
> people use both at the moment. there is no single place to go for questions.
> >
> > Basically, I'm trying to reduce my system administration load. I've
> turned off p4 in favor of github and have turned off jira in favor of
> github's bug tracker.  I tried to move the confluence wiki to the on demand
> service, but I'm not sure it's ready for prime time yet so I backed off.
> >
> > Moving to that website has a lot of advantages over an old-school
> mailing list, if you've ever used it. You can also treat it like a mailing
> list by asking for events when someone posts an antlr-tagged posting. It's
> set up very nicely for question-and-answer. It's also easier for people to
> post a question because they don't have to sign up for our mailing list.
> there is a good chance that they will have an account already at
> stackoverflow.com
> >
> > Does anybody see any bears in the woods that I'm not? issues? those in
> favor?
> Having a single place for storing old questions is quite compelling and
> stack exchange is an outstanding home.  One concern that I have is to how
> to facilitate general dialectic discussions.  I'm not sure stack exchange
> is a good place for that.
> May I suggest stack exchange for user questions and a google groups dev
> list for tooling discussions?
> Regards,
> Alan
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