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Fri Jun 18 20:55:48 UTC 2010

How did I miss this thread?

See also: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/06/area-51-we-come-in-peace/

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 1:43 AM, Mark Jaquith <markjaquith at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:47 PM, eric at eamann.com <eric at eamann.com> wrote:
> > Why reinvent the wheel?  There's a solution that exists that is fairly
> popular
> > that we can use.
> The hesitance is most assuredly not a case of NIH (Not Invented Here)
> syndrome. Our goal should be to create sustainable communications
> tools for the WordPress community. A third party site, running on
> proprietary software does not meet our needs. I like Stack Overflow.
> I've found it useful at times. But that's today. We're trying to
> create a sustainable community around our sustainable web publishing
> platform. We have to think about the future.
> I don't object to use of Stack Overflow as an experiment, to see how
> useful such a question/answer voting site is to WordPress users. You
> certainly don't need any "official" blessing to explore that on your
> own. But those experiments and their discussion should be in the
> context of providing better sustainable communications tools for
> WordPress.org that run on WordPress.org. Conversations will happen
> where they happen. There are good reasons why there are back channels
> (WP Tavern, for instance) and places for special interest discussion
> that doesn't fit well on WordPress.org. But we're in trouble if people
> in the community start leading little splinter groups away for one of
> the core communications functions of WordPress.org: offering a place
> for general user support.
> Rest assured, the core team is well aware that there are ways in which
> WordPress.org is falling short. We're even considering "taking a
> release off" to work on WordPress.org, among other things.
> In other news... everyone is running 3.0 and testing it against your
> themes, plugins and server setups, right? MUSH! ;-)
> --
> Mark Jaquith
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