[Bioc-devel] BioC on Stackoverflow et al.

Tim Yates tyates at picr.man.ac.uk
Mon Nov 22 10:28:36 CET 2010

There is also the Biostar site:

http://biostar.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/bioconductor (22)
http://biostar.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/r (36)


On 22/11/2010 08:29, "Steffen Neumann" <sneumann at ipb-halle.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> following the excellent bioc-devel at europe, I collected
> some notes on one of the suggestions of the final discussion:
> Because of the (chronic) lack of documentation,
> and a perceived difficulty of sustaining a lively
> and well-organised wiki, there was a question
> whether we want to augment the existing
> resources with something like stackexchange.
> I checked questions tagged with R and bioc:
>     7 Questions: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/bioconductor
>  2500 Questions: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/r
>     1 Question:  http://stats.stackexchange.com/tags/bioconductor
>   200 Questions: http://stats.stackexchange.com/tags/r
> One question would be whether to just join those platforms,
> or whether to apply for a community there. That process
> is described here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stackexchange#Site_creation_process
> An alternative would be to open a community on shapado.com,
> which has similar features, a lower entrance hurdle,
> but is less known. Currently there are no questions
> mentioning bioc on shapado.
> We should also have a backup plan in mind what would happen
> if any of those sites go belly-up. It seems to be possible
> to extract data from stackexchange and import into a local
> installation of shapado, which has an AGPLv3 license
> and is developed at http://gitorious.org/
> Opinions ?
> Yours,
> Steffen 
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