[wp-hackers] StackOverflow for WordPress

Mark E mark at simplercomputing.net
Tue May 11 03:00:36 UTC 2010

Christian Foster wrote:
> If you haven't used stackoverflow it is an extremely well designed site 
> - good answers and questions) find their way to the top. It encourages 
> people to ask clear and concise questions (the question can be rated up 
> as well as answers). The style and structure is much, much, much better 
> than standard forums. Just as an example as you are typing in your 
> question it automatically retrieves a list of similar questions to 
> reduce duplicates. Certainly if it was forums (or a mailing list...) vs. 
> a stackexchange site I would choose the stackexchange site in a second.

All of the features of SE could be created via plugins for bbPress in a 
relatively brief amount of time (as in days, not months) by one or more 
competent developers. It certainly isn't complicated. Very simple in fact.


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