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Discussion => General Discussion (please no support requests here!) => Topic started by: Coleman Watts on April 08, 2015, 12:03:12 pm

Title: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: Coleman Watts on April 08, 2015, 12:03:12 pm
Based on initial usage of http://civicrm.stackexchange.com
This forum is best for:
StackExchange (http://civicrm.stackexchange.com/) is best for:

This leaves a bit of ambiguous grey area, with which I would suggest that, given the popularity of the new StackExchange site, that's the place to go when in doubt.
Title: Re: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: John.K on April 09, 2015, 01:11:37 am
Maybe a sticky post on: http://forum.civicrm.org/index.php/board,5.0.html would help reinforce this? =]
Title: Re: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: petednz on April 10, 2015, 04:25:55 pm
Any thoughts about what can be done on S.E. that would provide info about CRM Version, CMS Type etc.?
Title: Re: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: joanne on April 10, 2015, 07:34:55 pm
I've started a discussion on CiviCRM meta SE site about this. http://meta.civicrm.stackexchange.com/questions/61/should-civicrm-version-and-cms-version-be-required-when-asking-a-question
Title: Re: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: nzampella on April 17, 2015, 06:46:07 am
I'm not sure that the site, as currently configured, is as easy to use as the current forum.

The current forum is broken down in categories.  Yes I see the use of tags in the new forum, but sometimes its much easier to find the category one wants.

For example, you have a tag for Joomla, is that Joomla installations, extensions, etc.

Tags are great, but using them with categories can make it easier.
Title: Re: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: clarkac on April 17, 2015, 07:46:02 am
SE doesn't allow you to create a new tag if you don't have enough credit -  I tried to add 'autocomplete' as a tag (which would be completely valid for Civi) but I wasn't permitted.  Doh, stupid.
Title: Re: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: Coleman Watts on April 18, 2015, 12:42:13 pm
@nzampella & @clarkac:

These sound like fairly minor growing pains of a new StackExchange site. The site is so new that all the necessary tags are not there yet, and there isn't quite enough content to see how it's all organized.
Also you are such new users that you don't have the rep to help out yet.

I think a little bit more time will sort this out.
Title: Re: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: manajemen on August 27, 2015, 05:00:48 am
Thank for share info
Title: Re: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: zonazon on November 06, 2015, 02:41:45 am
thanks for sharing  ;D
Title: Re: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: Denver Dave on March 14, 2016, 12:37:52 pm
Thanks - I'll look again at stack exchange - didn't really see an opportunity for discussion, but I'll look again.

Here is the item I'm chasing now
https://forum.civicrm.org/index.php?topic=37099.0

Is there an area on stackexchange were we could discuss the functionality of suffixes?

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I guess I shouldn't complain unless I try - posted here:
http://civicrm.stackexchange.com/questions/10411/working-with-individual-contact-suffixes
Title: Re: When to use the Forum vs StackExchange
Post by: flathat on March 16, 2016, 12:02:20 am
I have a problem/bug to report. How does https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/secure/Dashboard.jspa (https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/secure/Dashboard.jspa) fit into this picture?  Should be using Stack Exchange now?