Re: Suspending Q&A?

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:23 PM, Doug Schepers <> wrote:

> Hi, folks-
> Garbee had mentioned this before, and I recently heard another suggestion
> about it.
> It was my decision to introduce the Q&A/forum feature, and I'd hoped it
> would be a way to get feedback, but as Garbee pointed out, we arguably have
> too many ways to provide feedback, and not enough time to process them all.
> It doesn't paint us in the best light to have a prominent feature that is
> going neglected while we concentrate on the documentation. And we do need
> to concentrate on the documentation.
> We are on the verge of installing and focusing on our issue tracking
> software, which will replace our bugzilla usage, and will hopefully be
> better integrated into our whole system, including the wiki commenting
> extension.
> I propose that we suspend the Q&A feature for now, until the site is more
> useful and we have a larger community to help drive it. I feel strongly
> that once we have compelling documentation, the Q&A feature will be more
> useful... we can point to our own documentation, or the dabblet, to answer
> questions.
> Publicly, we would explain how we are focusing on getting the
> documentation right first, and that it is a temporary suspension, and it
> will be reopened when we exit Alpha.

> Thoughts?

I'm all for turning it off. I don't think we should explicitly say it's
temporary and *promise* to turn it back off later; rather, we should say
noncommittally that we'll *consider* it again later.

> Regards-
> -Doug

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