[Numpy-discussion] Meta: help, devel and stackoverflow

josef.pktd at gmail.com josef.pktd at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 17:06:56 EDT 2012

On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 5:02 PM, T J <tjhnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM, srean <srean.list at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anecdotal data-point:
>> I have been  happy with SO in general. It works for certain types of
>> queries very well. OTOH if the answer to the question is known only to
>> a few and he/she does not happen to be online at  time the question
>> was posted, and he/she does not "pull" such possible questions by
>> key-words, that question is all but history.
>> The difference is that on a mailing list questions are "pushed" on to
>> people who might be able to answer it, whereas in SO model people have
>> to actively seek questions they want to answer. Unanticipated, niche
>> questions tend to disappear.
> Isn't that what the various sections are for?
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions?sort=newest
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions?sort=unanswered

also by tag

sparse knowledge is scarse


> And then, if you want modification-by-modification updates:
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions?sort=active
> Entries are sorted by date and you can view as many pages worth as are
> available.
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