[wp-hackers] StackOverflow for WordPress

John O'Nolan john.wp at onolan.org
Mon May 10 23:37:14 UTC 2010

Let the storm begin.

*braces self*

On 10 May 2010, at 23:38, Mark E wrote:

> Hey guys, THIS list is for WP hackers - e.g. not for people who want  
> to
> further fragment and then reconsolidate the WP community to their own
> advantage. That said, WTH does StackExchchange have to do with hacking
> WP ?????????????  Nothing.
> Mark
> Mike Schinkel wrote:
>> On May 10, 2010, at 11:14 AM, Potkanski, Jason wrote:
>>> Let me simplify this, WP StackExchange is to StackOverflow as wikia
>>> is to wikipedia.org . This also includes all the potential
>>> advantages and disadvantages.
>> Great comment. But you are off a bit on the analogy which I only
>> bring up so that people don't misunderstand StackExchange and how it
>> relates to this proposal.
>> Wikia allows anyone to create a Wiki who wants to, and there can be
>> as many wikis on the same topic as people want to create.  Wikia is
>> like Ning used to be and Facebook and LinkedIn still are in that
>> regard.
>> StackExchange however takes proposals and only accepts them when
>> there is enough demand to create a vibrant community. Further, SE
>> won't create more than one exchange on a selected topic; i.e. they
>> won't create a wp-exchange.org and a wp-answers.org.  Much like the
>> Highlander, there can be only one. :)
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