Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vote for the Ubuntu stack exchange

This morning Evan email hit my inbox: there is a suggestion to create a stack exchange for Ubuntu.

I've always  been impressed by the stackoverflow and serverfault web sites. Granted forums have been around for a long time - however I love the user interaction provided by the folks behind Stack Exchange. A couple of months ago they created area51 to request new ideas that could use the same framework behind stackoverflow and serverfault. And again the user experience  for handling these requests is great.

In my opinion Stack Exchange provides an excellent user experience that fosters user contributions and collaboration - in-line with the values of the Ubuntu community.

So I went over to area51 and voted on the on-topic and off-topic questions for the Ubuntu proposal.


  1. As nice as Stack Exchange is, wouldn't it be better to use the free software alternative, Shapado?

  2. I didn't know about the shapado project. Seems like a good fit for the Ubuntu community as well.

  3. What on earth is a stack exchange? And no, directing to examples isn't a good definition (which is what the original email did).

  4. There is already an Ubuntu group in Shapado: