[Koha] A Koha area on Stack Exchange?

Martin Renvoize martin.renvoize at ptfs-europe.com
Tue Sep 24 17:43:16 NZST 2013

I also like the look of discourse as a more comprehensive alternative.

Galen's plan of proving via stack exchange is great though. I'll be doing
my part too.

On 23 Sep 2013 15:49, "Galen Charlton" <gmc at esilibrary.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:22 AM, Magnus Enger <magnus at enger.priv.no>
> wrote:
> > On 23 September 2013 11:43, MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> > > Could we support a fellow FOSS project like Shapado instead of working
> > > for free recruiting people for Stack Exchange, please?
> >
> > Sure! Just set it up and invite people. We'll see soon enough if any
> > of these are able to attract critical mass.
> And that's really the key question, IMO -- whether there is a critical mass
> of interest.  The fate of the libraries StackExchange may be instructive.
>  On the one hand, the potential pool of participants in a Koha SE-like is
> presumably smaller than the folks generally interested in libraries.  On
> the other hand, the SE model may be a better fit for Koha, since the
> project is a software project, after all, and lends itself better to
> building up a base of "best practice" answers.
> Either way, we can't know until we try.  Even if we end up not using
> StackExchange itself and use a self-hosted SE-like instead, I think there
> is a lot of value in going through the StackExchange proposal process to
> verify that there is sufficient interest.
> I'm doing my part to make this experiment useful, and I encourage others to
> do so as well, even if you have reservations about the particular platform.
> Regards,
> Galen
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