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Re: rdf.stackexchange.com -- Identity problems numbers 3 and 5 - was Re: Toward easier RDF: a proposal

From: Anthony Moretti <anthony.moretti@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:23:19 -0800
Message-ID: <CACusdfS4JKa0qUGOBq5aZvHppqYZ69Pq-=Lt2hofD2eKtsfaWQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>
Cc: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>, Hugh Glaser <hugh@glasers.org>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
    *"I would like to see a place where those questions can be asked and *
*answered and stay."*

Those questions find a good home at
www.quora.com/topic/Semantic-Web I think. Answers are voted on there too.

Anthony

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 7:37 AM Antoine Zimmermann <
antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr> wrote:

> FWIW, in Oct. 2009, a certain Andrew Matthews created a web site for Q&A
> on semantic web technologies, called Semantic Overflow
> (semanticoverflow.com). The software used on this site was Stack
> Exchange 1.0. It was good, it was fresh, it was lively.
>
> A little later, Stack Exchange launched Area 51. I seem to recall that
> someone tried to get a Stack Exchange instance on semantic web topics
> via Area 51 in circa 2010, but it never flew up.
>
> In the meantime, in 2011, Semantic Overflow was acquired by a company
> called semanticweb.com (now Dataversity). semanticoverflow.com ceased to
> work and redirected to answers.semanticweb.com. This new site was not
> using the Stack Exchange engine. The software in place there really
> sucked in comparison to SE. Slowly but surely, users of
> stackoverflow.com went away from the site, using Stack Overflow more and
> more instead. Quality on answers.semanticweb.com went down the floor and
> the site finally shut down.
>
> When answers.semanticeb.com was in terminal stage (yet not clinically
> dead) in ~2015, someone proposed a new semantic web Stack Exchange site
> on Area 51. This one neither got the critical mass required to launch
> the site for real. It was deleted.
>
> I find that a Q&A site on semweb tech is missing but I'm not optimistic
> that it will happen on Stack Exchange anytime soon.
>
> Of course, you can use Stack Overflow for some technical questions on
> semweb tech, you can use Open Data Stack Exchange for some Linked Open
> Data questions, you can use Data Science Stack Exchange for some data
> analysis questions, you can use Artificial Intelligence SE for questions
> on KR & reasoning, etc.
>
> But you cannot use Stack Overflow for all legitimate semantic web
> questions. You cannot use Open Data SE for all semantic web questions.
>
> Consider for example the question "What are the success stories of the
> Semantic Web/Linked Data?" asked on 22nd August 2010 on Semantic
> Overflow. I'd say it is a legitimate semantic web question, but
> according to Stack Overflow's policy, it would probably get closed
> there. And it does not relate to open data, so it should be closed too
> on Open Data SE.
>
>
> I extracted a few questions from the late answers.semanticweb.com, that
> most likely would not last on SO if they were asked there:
>
> https://www.emse.fr/~zimmermann/QA/q.html
> https://www.emse.fr/~zimmermann/QA/q2.html
> https://www.emse.fr/~zimmermann/QA/q3.html
>
> I would like to see a place where those questions can be asked and
> answered and stay.
>
>
>
> --AZ
>
>
>
> Le 07/12/2018 à 16:18, Henry Story a écrit :
> >
> >
> >> On 7 Dec 2018, at 15:08, Hugh Glaser <hugh@glasers.org
> >> <mailto:hugh@glasers.org>> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> I know this was not the intention of the discussion participants, but
> >> that is certainly a reasonable view to take away.
> >> Maybe this is the wrong forum - is there somewhere else where I would
> >> get help?
> >
> > Perhaps the trick for more pragmatic answers would be to open
> >
> >     {rdf/semweb}.stackexchange.com <http://stackexchange.com>
> >
> > StackExchange is helpful because it forces people to ask a question
> > clearly,
> > and then once the answers are given and voted on, one does not need to
> > answer them again.
> >
> > https://stackexchange.com/sites#
> >
> > A discussion forum such as this one tends to always reopen issues
> > because it is more
> > difficult to link to previous answers and there may just be too many of
> > them.
> >
> > Henry
> >
> > I have found math.stackexchange.com <http://math.stackexchange.com>
> very
> > useful, and actually posted a semweb
> > question on cstheory.stackexchange.com <
> http://cstheory.stackexchange.com>
> >
> https://cstheory.stackexchange.com/questions/41578/what-does-the-category-of-rdf-models-look-like-in-institution-theory/41613
> >
> >
>
> --
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>
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