[Tagging] List v Forum - was Accepted or rejected?

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 22:28:44 UTC 2015


I use Stack Exchange a lot and it's great, very well designed for its
purpose. BUT Stack Exchange is not designed for community decision
making. There are tools/forums that are actually designed for that
purpose.

Also I don't think Stack Exchange themselves would want to host an OSM
tagging area, it's not what they're about. Maybe someone has in mind a
stack-exchange-like system rather than Stack Exchange itself. In fact
<https://help.openstreetmap.org/> uses <http://www.osqa.net/> which is
a Stack Exchange clone. But I repeat, it's not designed for
consensus/decision-making, it's designed for Q&A, which has
superficial similarities (voting etc) but it's not the same thing.

Dan

2015-03-19 22:19 GMT+00:00 David Bannon <dbannon at internode.on.net>:
>
> One thing I'll say for Forums, at least the format will be consistent.
> With our List users all using different email clients, with top posters,
> bottom posters, middle posters, some (me) who like to thin down a
> message when replying and some who like the message to just get
> bigger....
>
> I'm starting to think a Forum is a good idea.  But Stack Exchange is a
> bigger decision, I have not used it, who has ?
>
> David
>
>
> On Fri, 2015-03-20 at 08:53 +1100, Warin wrote:
>> On 20/03/2015 4:45 AM, Kotya Karapetyan wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 6:34 PM, Tod Fitch <tod at fitchdesign.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >         Also, if I need or want to resurrect the thread, that it
>> >         typically trivial on a forum as you just post a reply. But
>> >         if I’ve pulled up the old thread out of the list archive I
>> >         will have broken the message ID information in the email
>> >         headers that make threading options on a mail reader work
>> >         well.
>> >
>> >
>> > That's true. Therefore forums are better than mailing lists. But
>> > they are still not good enough to make a discussion easy to follow,
>> > if it tends to split up or causes a lot of opinions.
>> >
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Kotya
>> >
>> >
>>
>> The splits effect both mailing lists and forums...
>>
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