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Title: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: ashrj on Jan 29, 2013, 04:36 am
There is a site proposal  ->  http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/49538/arduino  (http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/49538/arduino) for a new Arduino Q&A site similar to Stack Overflow under the Stack Exchange network.

It is something that can work alongside this forum to solve problems with Arduino's. It in no way replaces a forum, but instead creates a new platform for objective oriented questions and answers with minimum noise. If you are interested, you can follow and support the proposal. The more the merrier :)
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: ashrj on Feb 06, 2013, 02:44 am
UPDATE : The proposal has got 46 followers and about 17 example questions. It is moving forward at a good pace.
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: westfw on Feb 07, 2013, 07:27 pm
Bah.  Dilution of mindshare.  I already regularly read here and at Adafruit, and feel like I should read Sparkfun; there's a limit to how many websites I'm willing to visit on a regular basis, to cover one subject...
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: cebrax on Feb 10, 2013, 12:14 pm
Bump! Arduino stack exchange needs you! We now only need 2 followers!
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: JChristensen on Feb 10, 2013, 01:34 pm
Agree with westfw.
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: ashrj on Feb 11, 2013, 02:31 am
We now have 62 followers !

We only need about 20  good questions to move forward.
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: CrossRoads on Feb 11, 2013, 06:02 am
Also agree with westfw
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: GaryP on Feb 11, 2013, 09:55 am
I don't understand the purpose of that Q & A site, what is it for? Just a hobby for someone?

Cheers,
Kari
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: DuaneB on Feb 11, 2013, 10:48 am
My 'hobby' site had 24,000 hits this month. I did put some effort into original content - now theres an idea for a site !

Duane B

rcarduino.blogspot.com (http://rcarduino.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: giants_fan3 on Feb 11, 2013, 08:10 pm
FYI: This proposal was already made last year, and then after reaching completion, it was closed down by Stackexchange moderators/staff, because it would dilute users away from the Electronics Stackexchange, which already has an active community answering Arduino-related questions.
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: ashrj on Feb 13, 2013, 08:10 am
Yes. I am aware. Things are being actively discussed. We have had some communication with SE employees as well. They will take a call on this proposal only when it reaches the next phase of the process. However, it has been observed that this proposal is different, wider and we are targeting a much wider audience than before.
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: ODwyerPW on Mar 12, 2013, 11:00 pm
I agree with westfly...

As a new user to Arduino, I find the whole process of getting Due advice and libraries difficult enough (forums, github, hobby sites, vendor sites, ebay ads). Keep the mindshare whole.
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: giants_fan3 on Mar 14, 2013, 05:58 am
Dilution of content is indeed an issue for Arduino community (although less so than many other tech fields).

That said, I think this Stackexchange proposal for an Arduino site will definitely be useful in certain aspects -- Stackexchange emphasizes content creation and curation in a way that is future-reader-friendly. So this will result in more signal-to-noise ratio, community-voted answers, and less redundancy, but also quicker access for any information an Arduino user might be interested in.
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: ashrj on Mar 29, 2013, 03:15 am
The site proposal is now in the commitment phase! Its one step away from a beta launch  :)

You can turn this proposal into a site by going over to the page and clicking on "Commit!"
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: giants_fan3 on Mar 29, 2013, 08:12 am
Seems you guys are already nearly half-way there -- wow, that's fast.
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: nickgammon on Mar 31, 2013, 09:55 pm
I agree with Westfw.

I operate my own site, yes. But I have the entire Arduino section set as read-only, and politely direct any questions asked back to this forum.

Plus, imagine the cross-posting! Someone will post a question there and copy and paste it here.
Title: Re: A new Arduino Q&A site
Post by: fkeel on Apr 06, 2013, 08:42 pm
this website has a large baser of knowledgeable, helpfully people and a unique and positive community.

I would not want it replaced by stack overflow, nor would I want to use both simultaneously. Maybe instead of suggesting alternatives to this forum, we can find ways of further improving this forum?